"Renewing McAfee Subscription by Antivirus Specialist Team" Scam

Renewing McAfee Subscription by Antivirus Specialist Team Scam

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Today I received the fake "McAfee renewing subscription" email below, which asked me to call telephone number 855-984-9513. I do not have McAfee installed on my computer, never has. So, do not be fooled by the scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into replying to their emails or calling the telephone number listed in the fake emails.

The Fake "Renewing McAfee Subscription by Antivirus Specialist Team" Email

From: Antivirus Specialist Team <info@avresellers.com>

Date: July 6, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Subject: Re: Thanks for purchasing Antivirus.

Thank you for renewing McAfee subscription with us. Though your McAfee Subscription has been activated, your card has not been charged yet. We will initiate the charge within 24 hours.

This subscription covers multiple device protection. If your PC does not have Antivirus Protection please call below number. Our experienced security engineers would install AV protection with Internet Firewall absolutely free:


We would like to help you protect your PC, so everything runs as desired - 100% free!

How it works:

1. Our experienced team of technicians will gladly do the work. Call our toll free number now: 855-984-9513

2. Together with you we enable the activation of the software on your PC - guaranteed safe and comfortable. Quite simply by phone.

3. We install antivirus security and activate Internet Firewall immediately and secure your PC - 100% free of charge.

If you have questions about this purchase please reply to this email or for immediate assistance call us on: 855-984-9513.

Please Note:

If you don"t need you Antivirus Subscription renewed and have made this purchase in error, you may cancel it at any time by by contacting Customer Service. You can contact the customer service team by simply replying to this email.

Ensuring best service to you always.

Best Regards,

Antivirus Specialist Team

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  • December 31, 2019 at 7:21 AM by info

    Here is another scam

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "Windows Repair" <repairwindow2018@outlook.com>

    To: "Windows Repair" <repairwindow2018@outlook.com>

    Sent: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 15:55:46 0000


    McAfee Urgent Reminder

    Do not leave your device unprotected against the latest threats. Renew your subscription now to stay protected. Click on :


    Good for 12 months.

    Premium antivirus, identity and privacy protection for your PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets—all in one subscription!

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    McAfee and the McAfee logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of McAfee, LLC or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. Copyright ©2019 McAfee, LLC


  • October 26, 2019 at 1:34 PM by an anonymous user from Newark, New Jersey, United States

    I provided my VISA information thinking I was paying the $39.99 renewal fee. Afterwards, I was a little suspicious and thought it could have been a scam. What can I do now?


    • October 27, 2019 at 7:41 PM by an anonymous user from Port Clinton, Ohio, United States

      I did the same thing then checked my contract and its good for another half year. I cancelled my card and wrote them to cancel my subscription... Hope I was fast enough.


    • October 26, 2019 at 2:29 PM by info

      Keep checking your credit card statement and dispute any fraudulent charge with your bank.


  • October 22, 2019 at 3:50 PM by an anonymous user from Kalispell, Montana, United States

    Similar experience. Pop-up window on computer said my MacAfee anti-virus software had expired. I submitted credit card information to renew. This prompted a second pop-up window prompting me to call 833-816-9593 to activate the software. I checked the number online and discovered that the original expiration notice and follow-up phonecall request were bogus. Do not respond - scam!


  • October 20, 2019 at 1:49 PM by an anonymous user from Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    Number came to my email after I had mistakenly "bought McAfee renewal. It stated I expired on 2019 when in fact, it expires in 2020. Scam


  • October 10, 2019 at 10:59 AM by an anonymous user from Aurora, Colorado, United States

    This same email came to us. However, they have changed the phone number. I called that number and they said they cannot cancel without us sending the email back and responding to them that way. The number is 833-816-9593. He asked if it had been installed when I told him to remove it. I said the letter states it has but it is not there. then I got the same speech that I would have to go to the computer and let them remove it while I was logged on and could watch them. I did not do that. I just hung up and told my credit card company not to pay the charge.

    My husband has dementia and can no longer determine what is valid and what is not.


    • October 10, 2019 at 11:13 AM by info

      It is a scam, do not be fooled. Ignore them.


  • August 11, 2019 at 3:56 PM by an anonymous user from Linglestown, Pennsylvania, United States

    came up again for me, but the number was 855-202-2492. It reaches a facility in India with a lot of chatter in the background. The man who answered said he needed to have control over my computer to add the software, and offered instructions on how to download a remote control program. At that point I knew it was a fraud and hung up.


    • September 29, 2019 at 7:59 PM by an anonymous user from Newark, New Jersey, United States

      Did you get charged on a credit Card?


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