Affiliate spam? Is Bitdefender sharing our info?
In the 10+ years that I've been a paying Bitdefender customer (multiple products / licenses such as Total Security and Digital Identity Protection), I've never purchased from any resellers / affiliates - I've always purchased directly from Bitdefender.com - yet this is the second time within a year I've received an unsolicited email directly from a BD reseller/affiliate.
Is Bitdefender sharing my info with organizations in their affiliate programs?
Case in point - today I received an unsolicited commercial email from [email protected] "Antivirus Solutions" in which they display what appears to be their own logo right next to BD's logo, offering to sell me BD products at discount prices, and as if I don't already own BDTS and other BD products.
After checking to make sure their website antivirus-solutions.store isn't infected or blacklisted (via sources such as VirusTotal and even Bitdefender themselves), I also did a Whois Lookup of their domain and can see that the domain name was just registered only 46 days ago.
Screenshots attached from both the email and the website.
This has all the earmarks of affiliate spam, and from all appearances it seems that Bitdefender has approved this "company" into their partner programs and isn't paying attention to the fact that their UCE breaks the law and goes against BD partner policies.
So I'd like to know - is Bitdefender leaking our information to these affiliates? And is BD knowingly allowing them to send UCE promotions? It's a bit disconcerting that all signs seem to point in that direction.
PS - As you can see in the screenshot of their website, they're claiming "there is no automatic renewal" and that the "product will be delivered to you within 24 hours via email". This just wreaks of shady sh*t.
Using Bitdefender Total Security. Paying BD customer since 2012