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Did you receive an email offer to renew your Norton subscription?

The folks over at Snopes have an article up regarding the rash of recent fake renewal emails purporting to be from Norton.  These scams were created to look as if it was official correspondence from Norton Internet Security.

Snopes Article Link

(Some Good Advice From The Article):

Investigating the Suspicious Email

In an example email we reviewed, all links in the message pointed to a website hosted on a Brazilian domain. The “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the message led to the scam as well.

If readers receive a suspicious email that claims to be from Norton, desktop users can safely hover over links (but not click on them) in order to see where they lead. If they don’t go to an official Norton website, such as “norton.com,” do not click the link.

Also, the email address the message came from appeared to begin with “Norton-Support2021@” and end with a long string of random letters. The email address did not end in “@norton.com” or anything similar.

Advice From Norton

The company published a page to help keep Norton users safe from these kinds of renewal email virus scams. For example, it listed several email addresses they used to send official correspondence: norton@nortonlifelock.com, norton@secure.norton.com, ems@norton.com, lifelock@secure.norton.com, and information@mail.nortonstore.hk.

It’s true that Norton may send renewal offers. However, such offers will never arrive with completely lowercase subject lines. Further, there was no indication that Norton notifies customers “your device has been infected with viruses” in renewal email offers.

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Re: Did you receive an email offer to renew your Norton subscription?

I've had a bunch of them and the description of "clues" is accurate.

Here are a couple which are different

robbinrossitersr@outlook.com

lopdatdikfovlncv@hotmail.com

Here's an earlier topic:

Automatic reply: ATT, YourNorton AntiiViirus Protection Expiiiiires Tooday Thursday, 18March 

I'm also told my McAfee subscription has expired

hyxttgszdkhpvogvx@hotmail.com   

Automatic reply: Final Notice: Your MCAFEE-COM Subscription Has Expired Today! Please respond

I'm fortunate that T'bird catches them all and labels them as " .... thinks this is junk" but since I have that set as "Do not move to junk folder" I can see and verify.

I have had some with the very long random letter sting as part of the sender or action links.

Hugh
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Re: Did you receive an email offer to renew your Norton subscription?

Have not seen any show up in my email inbox but thanks for the heads up so I will be looking just in case one does pop up.

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Re: Did you receive an email offer to renew your Norton subscription?

I received a notice to renew by email, I would like to know if there are any discounts.