McAfee SECURE Trustmark

How to spot a fake McAfee SECURE trustmark
Any merchant that subscribes to the McAfee SECURE™ service has their site tested daily by McAfee for a variety of vulnerabilities. When that merchant’s site passes these tests, it is eligible to display the McAfee SECURE trustmark on that site.

Some sites that do not subscribe to the McAfee SECURE service try to fool consumers by placing a copy of the trustmark on their website in order to give the appearance of security. This practice is called “Scrapping.”

Look for clues, then confirm
Don’t be fooled by the scammers. Protect yourself by following these simple steps when purchasing online:

  • Real McAfee SECURE trustmarks are “live” and will show today’s date.
  • But remember that some scammers go through the trouble of making daily updates to their fake seals.
  • Real McAfee SECURE trustmarks can be clicked and will take you to the subscribing merchant’s verification page.
  • Some scammers will have their fake seals link to This might seem normal, but it’s not the way the McAfee SECURE service works.
  • Real McAfee SECURE verification pages will include the subscribing merchant’s name.
  • Make sure the company names match. A real McAfee SECURE trustmark will always click through to the proper verification page.

McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

Help us help you: report trustmark abuse
McAfee® works hard to help protect you, but you can help us and your fellow web users by reporting unauthorized use of the McAfee SECURE trustmark by sending us an email.

McAfee SECURE information is intended as a relative indication of the security efforts of this website and its operators. While this, or any other, vulnerability testing cannot and does not guarantee security; it does show that domain name meets all payment card industry guidelines for remote web server vulnerability testing to help protect your personal information from hackers. McAfee SECURE does not mean hacker proof. McAfee SECURE certification cannot and does not protect any of your data that may be shared with other servers that are not certified McAfee SECURE, such as credit card processing networks or offline data storage, nor does it protect you from other ways your data may be illegally obtained such as non-hacker insider access to it. While McAfee makes reasonable efforts to assure its certification service is functioning properly, McAfee makes no warranty or claim of any kind, whatsoever, about the accuracy or usefulness of any information provided herein. By using this information you agree that McAfee shall be held harmless in any event.

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