Amazon Baits Prime Customers With Advanced Aquaman Screening

first_imgStay on target Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Aside from free one-day shipping on Black Friday deals, Amazon is giving consumers another reason to sign up for Prime: Aquaman.Members are invited to an exclusive early showing of the latest Justice League origin story, set to hit U.S. theaters on Dec. 21 (a week after its UK premiere).Tickets are on sale now for an early-bird viewing on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. local time in more than 1,000 theaters across the nation. Visit Atom Tickets to find the nearest participating picture house, including AMC, Regal, National Amusement Theaters, and ArcLight Cinemas.Subscribers—including those still in the 30-day trial period—are limited to 10 tickets each.“Bringing this epic origin story and the wondrous underwater world to the screen has been an amazing experience for the whole cast and crew, and I’m so excited for Prime members to be our first [U.S.] audience for Aquaman,” director James Wan said in a statement.Jason Momoa as Aquaman (via Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Comics)These early showings, according to Cem Sibay, vice president of Amazon Prime, are “yet another pleasant surprise for members, and one that I’m personally also looking forward to.”“We love delivering smiles,” Sibay continued. “Whether it’s through an incredible deal during the holidays or inviting members on a journey to Atlantis with us in this action-packed adventure.”Jason Momoa and Amber Heard reprise their respective Justice League characters, Arthur Curry/Aquaman and Mera—joined by Nicole Kidman (Queen Atlanna), Dolph Lundgren (King Nereus), Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko), Djimon Hounsou (The Fisherman King), Randall Park (Dr. Stephen Shin), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (David Kane/Black Manta), and an army of underwater warriors riding great white sharks.“Aquaman is the superhero for everyone,” Wan added. “He has unique, aquatic superpowers, but he’s also a surface dweller just like us—if we were all as cool as Jason Momoa, that is.”If only.More coverage on Geek.com:‘Aquaman’ Movie Posters Are So Extra for a Superhero Flick‘Aquaman’ SDCC Trailer Has Shameful Lack of Black MantaDC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman Is a Superhero Textbook10 Obscure DC Heroes You Should Knowlast_img read more

Is That Netflix Email Legit FTC Warns of Phishing Scam

first_imgStay on target Pooping Baby Video Scams Twitter UsersEmail Scam Targeting Millions of Netflix Customers ‘Tis the season to avoid family conflict by holing up with Netflix and binging trashy Christmas flicks, all three seasons of The Good Place (do it!), and Ellen’s new stand-up special.But between episodes of Schitt’s Creek (I swear it’s worth it), keep an eye on your email inbox.The Federal Trade Commission this week issued an alert about a phishing scam designed to steal personal information.In a Wednesday warning, the FTC described fake Netflix messages claiming the customer’s account is on hold because the service is “having some trouble with your current billing information.”A screenshot of the email, captured by Ohio police, initially appears credible.Look closely for clues (via Federal Trade Commission)But look closely, and you’ll notice the impersonal “Hi Dear” greeting (all of my Netflix emails are addressed directly to me, by name), British-English spelling of “Help Centre,” and foreign phone number (easy tip-offs for US consumers).The message invites unsuspecting users to follow a link to update their payment method.“Scammers often use familiar company names or pretend to be someone you know,” according to the FTC. “They … use phishing emails to get access to your computer or network. If you click on a link, they can install ransomware or other programs that can lock you out of your data.”Netflix will “never ask for any personal information to be sent to us over email,” the Help page said. The company may, however, ask users to update their data with a link to its website.“But be cautious of fake emails that may link to phishing websites,” Netflix suggested. “If you’re unsure about a link in an email, you can always hover your cursor over [it] to see the linked URL at the bottom of most browsers.”A similar phishing expedition cropped up around this time last year: Netflix subscribers received emails threatening to suspend their account because the firm was “unable to validate your billing information.”If you believe you’ve received a phishing email from any organization, forward it to spam@uce.gov (the FTC) and reportphishing@apwg.org (the Anti-Phishing Working Group). You can also report it at ftc.gov/complaint.And, in this case, be sure to pass the message along to Netflix directly at phishing@netflix.com.More on Geek.com:Test Your Scam Smarts With Online Fraud QuizNetflix Sued by Detective Over ‘Making a Murderer’ DocuseriesNetflix Reveals First Look, Voice Cast of ‘The Dark Crystal’ Serieslast_img read more