The telephone number 1-866-579-7172 appears on a scam email purportedly sent from the Netflix customer service team. If you receive an email that features the number 1-877-579-7172 then you should neither respond to the email or phone the number.

These fake emails have been reported under the subject line ‘Netflix Subscription Payment late overdue follow-ups #EBHONGGS. 

The message contained in the body of the email reads:

We were not able to complete your last payment for your Netflix Premium Membership. We will charge you again in the next couple of days. If we are not able to complete the payment soon, you will lose access to Netflix Premium

Those who receive this email are then invited to click on a button which will presumably take potential victims to a scam website. Therefore we advise that you avoid clicking on the button. And remember you should be very careful when providing any bank or personal details online. The message then continues:

We are here to help you if you need it. Visit the help centre for more info or contact us.

Recipients are then provided with the telephone number 1-866-579-7172.

A final indicator that you have received this phishing email is the payment issue code: ##AJSEDYGU45##