McAfee Scam Collects Credit Card Data

The McAfee brand was used in a recently discovered tech support scam that is gathering personal and credit card data from its victims. The tech support scam states “Your McAfee subscription has expired on 18 October 2018“. This page then prompts to renew said subscription as displayed in the image shown above.

Past technical support scams using McAfee’s brand used to just redirect you to the official website of McAfee using an affiliate link. Thus, when you pay for something on the site, it would automatically transfer part of the funds to the scammers.

However this McAfee tech support scam is a bit more sophisticated than that. After a user clicks on the “Renew Now” button, the action will trigger a small window to show up. The window has fields which require you to fill in your credit card details. Afterward, another fill-in form appears, demanding personal information from you, as seen on the right of this paragraph. All the information which the McAfee tech support scam aims in obtaining is the following:

  • Cardholder Name
  • Email Address
  • Card Number
  • Expiration Date
  • Card Verification Code (CVC)
  • Physical Address
  • State and City
  • Zip/Postal Code
  • Phone Number

After you have finished entering your information and submit it, the page will then connect to a Web address where all of this data is stored. The address is the following:


After completing all of the tasks, the page will then redirect you to a “Thank You” page which contains a rotating telephone number. You are asked (Read more...)

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