About a mount ago I bought a new PC that came with a free one month trial of Mcafee. Now I do not use Mcafee nor did I ever plan to. So when the popups started to come in asking me to sign up for a full subscription, I ignored it. I was confident in that since I never gave my information to Mcafee they could never automatically sign me up and start charging me, as predatory subscription services are want to do to unsuspecting customers who get a free trial. It turned out I was wrong.
One month after I bought my PC a mysterious charge of $97.41 appeared on my bank statement under the name "Mcafee". Now I have no idea how Mcafee managed to get the personal information needed to charge me almost one hundred dollars, but know that I am working to get a refund.
There is an issue however due to the circumstances of never having signed up for an account with Mcafee in the first place. And that is I do not know how to log into said account and cancel it. So my questions to anyone reading this are as followed:
1. How do I sign in to this account which was created in my name?
2. How did Mcafee get the personal information needed to charge me for a subscription?
3. How do I prevent this from happening again?
4. Has anyone else experienced this happening to them?