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McAfee Affiliate Earning Commissions by Spamming ?

I have found repeated examples of spammers sending emails with the end result being a link to McAfee with what seems to be an affiliate ID.

This is a spam email being directed to a legitimate McAfee link. Why is this allowed ? And why is it so hard to report ? I have called multiple times, and forwarded countless times to THE spam address at mcafee each time explaining it's not a scam, it's a bad affiliate.

I have full details, headers, etc. If someone wants to reach out to me.

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Recent Link goes to:

www.mcafee.com/consumer/en-us/landing-page/direct/aff/mtp-family/desktop/mcafee-total-protection.htm...

 

 

3 Replies

Re: McAfee Affiliate Earning Commissions by Spamming ?

Hi @CT-HelpfulHippo 

We regret for the inconvenience!

Cybercriminals target individuals through fake emails that look as if they've been sent from an established and legitimate company. Their goal is to get you to reveal your private and sensitive information such as your credit card details, date of birth, social security number, and more. Kindly refer the below article for complete details.

You get fake emails from scammers posing as McAfee

Alternatively, You can always contact the chat support using below link for immediate assistance.

McAfee Support

Regards,
Sudharsanam G

Re: McAfee Affiliate Earning Commissions by Spamming ?

@Sudharsanam_G1 , Please read the issue and not reply simply with copy and paste...

THIS IS NOT phishing... this is affiliate abuse... Affiliate 1079 is spamming and McAfee is paying them a commission for doing so.

An affiliate is spamming to generate revenue... Is this acceptable to the affiliate program ? If money comes in, don't ask questions ?

Here are the link details, looks like mcafee right ? What in the details below shows the affiliate ? the affid field ?

https://www.mcafee.com/consumer/en-us/landing-page/direct/aff/mtp-family/desktop/mcafee-total-protec...

here is the rest of the link 

?irclickid=&clickid=&csrc=LQ&csrcl2=1194115&sharedid=2577635&adid=1092541

&cctype=desktop&ccstype=partnerlinks&ccoe=direct&ccoel2=am

&affid=1079&param3=196_588850_3700_3265395_md

&param2=8q4o25bjxl1i&param1=350052&pkg_id=521&culture=en-us&prgt=lc

 

 

Re: McAfee Affiliate Earning Commissions by Spamming ?

Hi @CT-HelpfulHippo 

Greetings from McAfee!

I have sent a personal message. Kindly revert back with the requested details to assist you further.

Regards,
Sudharsanam G

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