The phony invoice scam is a common scam popular with scammers because it is quite effective.  It starts when you receive an email that purports to be from a popular company with which many of us do business that indicates that you owe them a significant payment.   The scammers count on people being concerned that they are being wrongfully charged for a product they did not order.  You are provided a telephone number to call if you dispute the bill. If you call the number, you will be prompted to provide personal information that will be used to make you a victim of identity theft.  Here is a copy of the phony invoice presently being circulated.


Invoice ID: 6338MCAF3368B2020 

   For cancellation or refund please contact our support team

+1 (818) 338-6067

700 St,  19 E,

TX 75024,  USA 

Date: 11/26/2020


Payable to




Unite price



Mc- A- fee




Win- Defender





$ 379.48


Tax ( 6.25 % )

$ 22.76&



$ 402.24

Purchase Order Comments

We charged you $ 402.24 for the 6-month subscription of the above services. Our technical and billing team tried to contact you on your registered number. Deduction of your amount will appear on your account within 24 hours.

If your concern is regarding to cancellation or activation of these services. Please contact to our customer support within 24 hours.

For more information please contact on our given number.

Thanks again! We look forward to serving you for many years to come.
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Disclaimer: If you want to cancel the subscription please call us within 24 hours to cancel. Charges will be appeared on the name of defender firewall. Your subscription charges have been deducted through an auto payment as selected. You will see this charge on your accounts by tomorrow. Our software is designed for computer protection and monitoring your daily activities you own or have proper consent to monitor. You must notify users of the log that they are being monitored. Failure to do so may result in the breaking of federal and state laws.


Team Mc-A-fee.

For more info call our service Number +1(818) 338-6067


There are a number of red flags that indicate that this is a scam.  Your name does not appear anywhere in the invoice.  Only your email address appears in the phony invoice.  Also, the email was sent from an email address that appears to be that of Norton Security while the invoice is for software from McAfee, which in the phony invoice is misspelled as Mc-A-fee.  Finally, as with many phishing emails that originate in countries where English is not the primary language, there are numerous grammatical errors.

Once, I received a large invoice from a company with which I do business for goods I did not order, but rather than click on the link provided in the email, I went directly to the company’s website to question the invoice.  When the website came up, the first thing I saw was a large announcement that the invoice was a scam and that many people had received these phony invoices.  If you ever receive a phony invoice such as this and you think that it may possibly be true, don’t click on links or call phone numbers provided in the email.  Rather contact the real company directly at a phone number or website that you know is legitimate where you can confirm that the phishing invoice was a scam.

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