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Your Avast license is still valid, and waiting for you!
« on: September 02, 2017, 08:14:19 PM »
Today, I received an email, supposedly from Avast (notification@emails.avast.com), asking, "Need help transferring your Avast?  Have you got a new PC, or did you just reinstall your operating system? We ask, because we noticed you haven’t been using your Avast Internet Security. It would be a shame to waste the 661 days still left on your license, so why not reinstall it now?"  This text is followed by a clickable button titled "Get Avast Back" --  I did NOT click on it.

I always use Avast Internet Security, my subscription and virus definitions are up to date, and the product shows that my system is protected with all shields active.

Why would I be receiving this email?  Is it some sort of phishing scam?

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Re: Your Avast license is still valid, and waiting for you!
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 08:17:27 PM »
It is a scam if you ask me or a promotional mail from avast.

EDIT :
I've checked and it is a legitimate (promotional) mail from avast.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2017, 07:42:38 AM by Eddy »

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 12:57:27 AM »
Thanks for letting me know it's a scam!   :)   I was pretty sure it was a scam, but it contains just enough correct information (the number of days left in my licence) to lead you to believe it's legitimate.    >:(

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 02:17:43 AM »
Erm .... if it's a scam then how would the scammer know how many days remain on the licence?

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 03:47:44 AM »
Who says that it is accurate ?

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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 12:15:58 PM »
The original poster says it's accurate; " it contains just enough correct information (the number of days left in my licence) to lead you to believe it's legitimate."
But I see you've now edited back from your certainty that it's a scam.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2017, 12:17:36 PM by lucD »