There is a very serious e-mail scam beng generated in Seven Lake. The publisher of this newspaper Victoria Levinger received an e-mail purported to be from McAfee Security,
She became suspicious with an e-mail with gmail at the end and called the Moore County Sheriffs office to report the scam. Then she searched online for the scam.
Phishing is a cybercrime that aims to steal your sensitive information. Scammers disguise themselves as major corporations or other trustworthy entities to trick you into willingly providing information like website login credentials or, even worse, your credit card number.
The scam involves an email purported to be from McAfee, a computer security software company.
The email tells the victim they are being charged $249 for McAfee Total Protection anti-virus software unless they call a phone number to cancel the order.
A Nevada County Sheriff’s Office detectives nationwide are warning the public of a phishing email scam coming from an account claiming to be McAfee, an antivirus internet security software.
Emails from “McAfee Total Protection” state that the recipient has been automatically renewed for services for one year at a cost of $249.99, which will be reflected on their bank account within 24 hours.