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  • Submitted: Fri, November 14, 2008
  • Updated: Mon, June 15, 2009

  • Reported By:Canton South Dakota
McAfee
mcafee.com Nationwide U.S.A.

McAfee McAfee stole money from me Plaza Neptuno, Local #7 Via Ricardo J Alfaro, Tumba Muerto Panama Ciudad Republica de Panama

*Consumer Comment: Plaza Neptuno, local #7 spam series

*Consumer Comment: Plaza Neptuno, local #7 spam series

*Consumer Comment: Plaza Neptuno, local #7 spam series

*Consumer Suggestion: Call your credit card company

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I bought my Dell PC in 2004, and it comes with McAfee virus detector. It expired, and I let it. I wound up getting Norton instead. Well, today Nov 14. 2008, I was looking at my checking acct statement and saw that I had a debit from McAfee for 42.31 from the week before.

I had been having problems with a virus that had infected my computer, but NEVER purchased McAfee to fix it. So when I found McAfees # and debit on my statement I was shocked and called them. I was surprised to hear that option #2 on the automated directory was for refunds...yeah, that's not suspicious!

Anyway, before he could pull up my acct, he needed my name and credit card number. When I refused to give him my card number, he asked for my email address instead. He didn't have that address in his records, but had ten others that I had since 2004. How that was in their records, is unknown. I've never updated and given them any information...especially not my acct number.

Anyway, he informed me that I had a Dell, and thatteh debit was part of the automatic update that comes wiht the product. He also let me know that there was another debit for 37.00 that would be taken out today. I was shocked, and told him that I did not even have McAfee on my PC, hadn't for years.

I questioned how they got access to all my info, and all the guy said was that my debit card would be refunded within 4-7 business days and that they would cancel my service. I continued to tell him that I did not have service, and don't recall how they would have gotten my information.

He said that he'd send me an email to confirm the cancelation. I did not get a verification, but a link for a download instead. And the worst part was, the name of the product that was sent to me by email so happened to be the same name of the virus that had infected my computer a month earlier.

I don't know the connection, but am curious to know how "McAfee" got my information and how long they've been stealing money from me. And what the connection between my computer problems and McAfee's updates are.

Lesley
Canton, South Dakota
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/14/2008 10:09 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/McAfee/nationwide/McAfee-McAfee-stole-money-from-me-Plaza-Neptuno-Local-7-Via-Ricardo-J-Alfaro-Tumba-Muer-391467. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Plaza Neptuno, local #7 spam series

AUTHOR: Joe Wein - (Japan)

I have no doubt that you have been misled, but the guilty party is unlikely to be McAfee if you are quoting the "Plaza Neptuno" address.

For many months I have been tracking spammers who share the following postal address:

Plaza Neptuno, local #7
Via ricardo J Alfaro, Tumba Muerto
Panama Ciudad
Republica de Panama

They have no connection to McAfee, so I suspect you're a little confused about what's happened to you.

The spammers using that address in their mail offer various products, including downloads of Google Earth, Adobe Reader, Open Office and others which really are free to download, but they get people to sign up with a credit card for what amounts to a subscription that you need to do the download. Search Google for "plaza neptuno scam" and you will find plenty of data.

Call your credit card company and dispute the charges.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Plaza Neptuno, local #7 spam series

AUTHOR: Joe Wein - (Japan)

I have no doubt that you have been misled, but the guilty party is unlikely to be McAfee if you are quoting the "Plaza Neptuno" address.

For many months I have been tracking spammers who share the following postal address:

Plaza Neptuno, local #7
Via ricardo J Alfaro, Tumba Muerto
Panama Ciudad
Republica de Panama

They have no connection to McAfee, so I suspect you're a little confused about what's happened to you.

The spammers using that address in their mail offer various products, including downloads of Google Earth, Adobe Reader, Open Office and others which really are free to download, but they get people to sign up with a credit card for what amounts to a subscription that you need to do the download. Search Google for "plaza neptuno scam" and you will find plenty of data.

Call your credit card company and dispute the charges.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Plaza Neptuno, local #7 spam series

AUTHOR: Joe Wein - (Japan)

I have no doubt that you have been misled, but the guilty party is unlikely to be McAfee if you are quoting the "Plaza Neptuno" address.

For many months I have been tracking spammers who share the following postal address:

Plaza Neptuno, local #7
Via ricardo J Alfaro, Tumba Muerto
Panama Ciudad
Republica de Panama

They have no connection to McAfee, so I suspect you're a little confused about what's happened to you.

The spammers using that address in their mail offer various products, including downloads of Google Earth, Adobe Reader, Open Office and others which really are free to download, but they get people to sign up with a credit card for what amounts to a subscription that you need to do the download. Search Google for "plaza neptuno scam" and you will find plenty of data.

Call your credit card company and dispute the charges.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

Call your credit card company

AUTHOR: Jon R - (U.S.A.)

If this is true, than all you have to do is call your credit card company and tell them to issue a chargeback. Tell them this story and that you tried to settle it with the company but they wouldn't. I had similar issue with another company, I had the bank issue a cargeback, got my money refunded and never heard from them again.
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