1 - Anti-Virus Renewal Scam
This week several members with @btinternet.com email addresses have reporting that they have received emails from scammers posing as McAfee or Norton (for example), urging the recipient to renew their subscription urgently. By clicking on the link, the scammers then ask for personal information or bank details.
This scam is urging the receiver to do something urgently in the hope that they won’t think about their actions and just click the link to stop their computer from being vulnerable
The scam may look like the image to the right, as it did for one IPS member.
What IPS suggests you do
Stop and think before you do anything. Does your McAfee or Norton protection really need updating? Is it set to auto-renew? Does it look like a genuine email? If the answer is no to any of the above – delete the email.
We need your help!
We think this might be the start of a trend. If you have a @btinternet.com email address and have received a similar email, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org