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Offline rogerjmead

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AVAST IS BEING SCAMMED
« on: June 30, 2020, 10:54:02 AM »
Just recieved.  Scam perporting to come from Avast       Why you need to cover your webcam ASAP
Date:    Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:06:09 -0600
From:    Avast News <news@emails.avast.com>

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Re: AVAST IS BEING SCAMMED
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 01:05:37 PM »
that is just a monthly news letter from avast. if you dont want to receive it just unsubscribe.

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Re: AVAST IS BEING SCAMMED
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 08:03:19 PM »
When your promotional e-mails are looked upon by users as scam, you should re-evaluate your marketing tactics...
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Re: AVAST IS BEING SCAMMED
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 08:24:23 PM »
When your promotional e-mails are looked upon by users as scam, you should re-evaluate your marketing tactics...

I have never received any promotional emails - and I have no idea where they would have gained permission to do so - I certainly haven't seen any check box (pre-checked) etc.

Said email should also have a link in it to unsubscribe or it would be in contravention of some email regulation.
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Re: AVAST IS BEING SCAMMED
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 01:50:13 AM »
Im more concernedx about the notifications to buy premium or avast cleaner. As Avast Antivirus free each some time ALERT you than your IP can be seen by ayone, or your private data are unprotected... with the same color and icon when it detect a virus

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Re: AVAST IS BEING SCAMMED
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 03:23:06 AM »
Im more concernedx about the notifications to buy premium or avast cleaner. As Avast Antivirus free each some time ALERT you than your IP can be seen by ayone, or your private data are unprotected... with the same color and icon when it detect a virus

Well that is the cost of free and it isn't an ALERT totally different from an Avast detection ALERT.  They are as you say NOTIFICATIONS.

Either you buy the Premium product were you can disable the promotions/ads for other avast products or learn to live with or ignore them.   Of course there is nothing stopping you from choosing another free AV that isn't promotion/ad supported.
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Re: AVAST IS BEING SCAMMED
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 10:05:16 AM »
0That is ok for me
but no for my 70-years old father