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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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.
Antivirus Specialist Team