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Fact Check: No, Netflix Isn’t Giving Free 1-Year Subscription Due to COVID-19; Fake Post Going Viral

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: December 7, 2020

New Delhi (Vishvas News): Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a post going viral on social media claims that Netflix is giving free 1-year subscriptions due to COVID-19. When Vishvas News investigated we found the viral post to be fake. The post also includes a link which is a phishing scam.

Claim

Vishvas News received a post on its Whatsapp Chatbot for fact check. The post reads: “Due to the CoronaVirus pandemic worldwide, Netflix is ​giving some free pass for their platform during the period of isolation. Run on the site cause it will end quick!” The post also included a link.

Investigation

Vishvas News searched the website of Netflix and also its social media accounts for any such free offers. We did not find any offer as claimed in the viral post.

When we checked the url https://netflix-usa.net/?free-isolation-period given in the viral post, it prompted a message that the website isn’t secure.

We further checked the website and found the following message on its homepage which was nowhere related to Netflix: Now you can change your WhatsApp and leave it with your favorite color!

Also, the official website of Netflix is https://www.netflix.com/ and not the one given in the viral message.

Vishvas News contacted Netflix through chat. We chatted with Regin from the customer service department. As per her, this message is fake. Neither the website given in the viral post is the official website of Netflix nor Netflix is giving a free 1-year subscription currently.

Conclusion: No, Netflix isn’t giving free 1-year subscription due to COVID-19; viral post is fake.

  • Claim Review : Netflix Is Giving Free 1-Year Subscription Due to COVID-19
  • Claimed By : Whatsapp user
  • Fact Check : False
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