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Affiliate scams and Poor McAfee response

I must get 20-40 McAfee Affiliate scam emails a month every now and then Ill follow the links to see where they go, they always come back to a genuine McAfee affiliate link. 


Looking at previous replies (from 2022) McAfee doesn't take this seriously despite the fact they know and are actively now engaged in criminal activity themselves (because knowing someone is committing a fraud and paying them to do so in order for you to make money is a crime, at least it is in the UK, most of Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA) 


I'm considering writing instead to the main computer manufacturers with the evidence of McAfee's criminal complicity and encourage them with a threat of bad press to drop McAfee products from pre loads on their new machines. 


Im also drafting a document to the Google Play team to encourage them to drop the products from the Play store. 

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Re: Affiliate scams and Poor McAfee response

Hi @Snuffly 

Greeting from McAfee,

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. Kindly update us with the screenshots and email address to help you further.

If you have any concerns, contact our support team using the link below.

McAfee Support

Edward Franso

Contributor II
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Re: Affiliate scams and Poor McAfee response


Did you ever get any assistance from McAfee with this?

I've been trying to report one particular affiliate who's been sending the same type of spam twice daily to one of my accounts for months (account was leaked in a data breach).

I have all the details needed to stop this particular affiliate.

My emails to McAfee have been ignored and my posts here are being either removed or immediately marked as spam. 

I'm now considering an FTC for affiliate referral fraud and UK ICO complaint under UK data protection legislation on the basis that McAfee must have no interest in dealing with this.

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