Fraud - "Your McAfee Subscription has Expired" Phishing Scam

Fraud - "Your McAfee Subscription has Expired" Phishing Scam

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McAfee users, the fake "Your McAfee Subscription has Expired" message below is a phishing scam. The scam has been created by cybercriminals to trick online users into visiting a fake McAfee website. The fake website will ask visitors to submit their personal and credit card information in order to renew their subscriptions. But, if the requested information is submitted, it will be sent the cybercriminals behind the scam. Once the cybercriminals have the stolen information, they will use it fraudulently.

Here is the fake "Your McAfee Subscription has Expired" message that popups while browsing the internet or using a mobile app.

The "Your McAfee Subscription has Expired" Phishing Scam


Your McAfee Subscription has Expired

Your McAfee subscription has expired on 24 June 2018

Do not leave your PC unprotected against the latest threats. Renew your subscription now to stay protected.

What Should I Do?

Step 1: Click the button below to download the latest version of McAfee 2018

Step 2: Run McAfee Antivirus to scan and remove all potential threats

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Online users who have already been tricked by the scam are asked to contact their banks for help. They should let their banks know that they have tricked and unknowingly used their credit card on a fake and fraudulent website.

Instead of clicking on a link on a website or in an unsolicited email, it is recommended that McAfee users renew their subscriptions using the following instructions:

How to Renew Your McAfee Subscription

  • Log in to your McAfee account.
  • At the top of your My Account page, select My Account, and then click Subscriptions.
  • Click All expired to see your expired subscriptions. Or click View active to see your subscriptions that have not yet expired.
  • Look for the subscription you want to renew and click Renew.

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  • June 23, 2019 at 10:25 PM by an anonymous user from Merritt Island, Florida, United States

    My wife's computer had this "subscription has expired" page popped up. I told her to ignore it and to just close it. She did. Everything seemed ok. She did not have nor has she ever had McAfee. Couple days later, computer ran into trouble, wireless card malfunction, I think. Anyway, couldn't get internet. Did a system restore and everything back to normal, I hope. Maybe they left an Easter egg.


  • April 12, 2019 at 10:13 PM by an anonymous user from New York, United States

    Rebooted my desktop says Subscription has "expire" rather than "expired". Avast missed it. Working on removal.


  • March 7, 2019 at 9:10 AM by an anonymous user from Churchville, New York, United States

    Called a 1-800-239-3013 to activate a new McAfee activation card and hooked up with scammers. They had control of my computer screen and said I had 30 foreign people that have broken into my firewall and showed this on my screen.

    They wanted to have a tech spend an hour on my computer to clean and install a new firewall. The number wasn't the one on my card I bought, flags went up. I called the number on the card I bought.

    This was the real number and told me the other number was a scam. Not knowing what info that may have been taken, I cancelled my online Credit cards information. Had I let the scammers into my computer for an hour they would have stolen my identity.


  • November 13, 2018 at 7:07 AM by an anonymous user from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    how does one stop the page telling you it has expired - I don't even have mcafee on my computer?


  • October 16, 2018 at 1:01 PM by an anonymous user from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States

    Got this today, first time I have seen it. I knew it was fake because nobody has software that notifies you in a browser of your security software being out of date or expired subscription.

    It should warn you within the program if indeed you use a certain paid security suite. People should know better, but unfortunately, there is enough people that fall for it to make it worthwhile I guess. Anything coming through a browser or email cannot always be trusted. Always use a bit of skepticism to protect yourselves.


  • October 14, 2018 at 10:35 PM by an anonymous user from Warrenton, Missouri, United States

    this out fit is run by a bunch of rag heads ,bilking money from the computer public , says it cost $39.99. them they come back and tell that they will down load it onto your computer ,and that is another $149.99, scam scam scam acam


  • September 8, 2018 at 1:42 PM by an anonymous user from Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

    I received a similar popup several days ago immediately after signing on to my email account. I was sure it was a fraud because I do not have McAfee. I did not get a screen shot of the popup window, but I did right click on the link it wanted me to visit. The URL was



  • September 6, 2018 at 3:28 PM by an anonymous user from Beckley, West Virginia, United States

    I fell for this scam today (9/6/18). I did not go to the phone number they listed, but I had already filled in my credit card info. After thinking about it, I called my cardholder and notified them, and requested a new card. The payment that was rejected was going to someone called Recondagold.


  • August 12, 2018 at 9:04 PM by an anonymous user from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States

    They got me! I downloaded their version of Live safe.

    I have uninstalled it; But I cannot start Web Advisor my present Mcafee program.

    The shortcut to start it was changed or disabled when I installed the bogus program. That program looks authentic and runs a scan?


  • July 11, 2018 at 7:57 PM by info

    Here is another scam:


    Windows Security Center: Your McAfee subscription has expired today. Renew now to protect your computer from the latest Ransomware viruses."


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