Netflix: scammers posed as advisers on the phone


 Phone scams have become commonplace, and the latest was carried out by two 19-year-olds, who posed as Netflix advisers, among other things.

Netflix: scammers posed as advisers on the phone

Two guys, both 19 years old, have been been tried for fraud at the Versailles court (Yvelines). These people pretended to be Netflix consultants, health insurance consultants, or even bankers. Simple bank information on their victims was all they wanted. Regrettably, 38 individuals would have been duped.

Each time, the young people lied that there was a malfunction or fraud on the victims' accounts and requested their bank identification numbers in order to be able to fix the issue. This practice is rather widespread. False Crédit Agricole counselors were responsible for emptying the French people's bank accounts at the end of the previous year.


In total, the two young men were able to amass 85,000 euros using the victim's bank card. Authors also take the opportunity to buy branded T-shirts, football match tickets, TVs, smartphones, sofas, electric scooters and even Dior rings.

The good news is that the two young men have been arrested. Police are believed to have been able to track her down by tracing the lines and IP addresses of calls made in her or her mother's name.

Both authors tried to downplay the facts, but it didn't work. Authorities found screenshots of several bank accounts on her smartphone that contained the personal data of their owners. The prosecutor's office requested a two-year prison sentence for her, including 18 months of probation, a fine of 1,000 euros and a duty to work.

The parents of the authors were also sanctioned with 120 day-fines, since they would have benefited from the money resulting from these scams. They were prosecuted for concealment of fraud, 20,000 euros and a television having been found in their home. The case was adjourned until April 17.