BORDERERS are being warned against a fake email scam targeting Netflix account holders.

The fraudulent emails, which are known as phishing scams, create a sense of ‘account urgency’ and threaten to suspend accounts users.

The email header on this particular scam reads: “Your Suspension Notification”.

The look and feel of the email is designed to look like genuine Netflix correspondence and threatens to suspend the users account in 48 hours. The tone and diction are similar to a legitimate credit card account errors.

If clicked on the link, users are taken to legitimate looking landing page site, which features a range of advertisements for popular box sets and films where users are requested to input account and billing details.

Kirsty Neish, constable for the Scottish Borders said: "The advice, as with all phishing emails, is to delete immediately, do not click on any part of the email. If you wish to check an account mentioned in the email, go directly to the site and log in, do not follow links.

"If the account allows, activate two-factor authentication which won’t allow a criminal access even with the username and password."

Further advice on protection from scams can be found at