Here’s an email response to my aunt about a question she had:
>Subject: FW: Attn: MCAFEE VERSION 7.0 CLEARANCE SALE!
>*NEW-Special Package Deal!*
>2003 McAfee Version 7.0 Software Suite – Home Edition-
>THE NAME THAT MEANS SECURITY FOR YOUR PC COMPUTER.
>Includes – Feature-Packed Utilities…ALL For ONE Special LOW Pr…
>Should I get this?…
It’s pretty much a cardinal rule to never buy anything from a Spam message. The vast majority of spams come from scam artists trying to steal from people. I get about 20-30 spams per day (yes really!) so I pretty much know. And I get about 5 spams a month about that Mcafee. I’d guess that some software pirate in China made a gazzilion copies of Mcafee and he’s sold them to spammers. OR, maybe there aren’t ANY for sale and those folks will just disappear as soon as they get your credit card! I don’t know… well, hey, lemme check on the internet and find out a little.
I just went on Google and searched for “mcafee version 7.0” and spam.
One of the first results I got back was
one that reports on fraud cases just like I said
So the moral of the story is, don’t buy nuthin from spammers.
On the other side, if you are worried about viruses and such, you’re talking to the right person! I can set you up with a legitimate copy of Norton AntiVirus and Blackice firewall. …