A man has told how his brother’s ex-girlfriend came up with an ingenious way of “stealing” their Netflix account.
Explaining the woman’s simple yet effective ruse, the bloke in question, from Santa Ana, a city in Orange County, California, said he “ain’t even mad” but that he was “really disappointed” in himself for falling for it.
He shared his story on Twitter, telling how the woman had cunningly “disguised” her presence on their account by naming her profile “settings”, coupling it with the universally recognisable settings icon.
In his post which has had almost 300,000 likes and 70,000 retweets, he wrote: “My brothers [sic] ex had been stealing our Netflix for the past two months now 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.”
Under Netflix rules, you can have six devices registered to your account at any given time.
You can stream up to two movies or TV shows simultaneously, although that can be upped to four through an upgrade plan.
Judging by the comments on the man’s Twitter post, most people shared his respect for the woman’s imaginative grift, with lots more showing their amusement too.
Alex Bristow wrote: “Remember In school when the teachers used to say, not everyone can be academic, some have to find there [sic] own version of being smart….THIS is one of those versions!”
Another user said: “Bro, this is exactly the same kid who sat on Zoom classes and named themselves “Connecting” on a black background.”
“Or the married man who saved his secret woman’s contact name as “Battery Low,” added someone else.
One other user showed their admiration for the woman’s ingenuity, commenting: “Your brother missed a catch.”
Even the official Netflix Twitter profile responded, simply remarking: “Respect.”