Netflix users need to check for this 'settings' logo immediately – because someone could be STEALING your account
A 'SETTINGS' logo in your Netflix profile section could mean someone is stealing your account.
Pranksters are using the trick to piggyback on Netflix accounts without the owner catching it.
It involves creating a profile that looks like a settings icon – to avoid unwanted attention.
The genius trick was brought to light in a Twitter post.
"My brother's ex had been stealing our Netflix for the past two months," said @yellowgengar2 in the viral tweet.
"By disguising her account as 'settings' and honestly I ain't even mad.
"I'm just really disappointed in myself for actually believing that an account named 'settings' would legitimately be Netflix settings."
In a surprise twist, the apparent ex-girlfriend in question responded to the tweet saying: "Thanks for not changing the password even after knowing."
And even Netflix replied to the tweet with a simple: "Respect."
Netflix recommended TVs
These are the TV models that Netflix official recommends for a "superior experience"…
- HX970 series
Samsung QLED 8K / QLED 4K / Lifestyle TVs
- The Frame
- The Serif
- Z9H series
- A8H(A8) / A9S(A9) series
Importantly, someone would already need to be signed in on your account to do this.
The advantage is that they don't need to use your Profile, or create their own Profile.
This means unless you notice or click on the settings logo, you'd never notice that someone else was using your account.
Of course, clever hackers could also utilise this trick to use a Netflix account that they've stolen – without alerting the owner, who may then change the password.
In any case, check your Netflix account immediately, because you might be paying for more people's TV habit than you realised.
In other news, Netflix is automatically cancelling 'inactive' accounts even if you're still paying for them.
The Netflix Party app lets you watch movies in real-time with pals.
Netflix has vowed a crackdown on users who share logins with pals.
And here's a simple guide to Netflix parental controls.
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