A scam email has appeared today that is pretending to be from Netflix.
This scam email is relatively well designed. The scammers are using a template system to generate individualised messages with specific recipient data.
This works like a mail-merge; the body of the email is generic, but the sender field is designed to show the name of the intended victim, which personalises the scam making it more convincing.
In this case the scammer’s system has not worked as well as they hoped and in the example below – screen-captured – you can see that the ‘recipient’ field in the email has not been merged successfully. Instead of the victim’s name, it shows the placeholder instead: