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Google Chrome browser will start blocking mobile billing malware scams

10 November, 2018, 21:19 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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The change is planned for Chrome 71, which is scheduled to be released in December 2018. If you too gate the random pop ups or maybe those fake warnings for system error when visiting a website, Chrome is now your best friend.

Billing information should be visible and obvious to users: The charges shouldn't be hidden or displayed in an inexplicably small font.

With the arrival of Chrome 71, it was recently announced that Google will be blocking any kind of abusive ads on the websites.it has been revealed that the same browser is going to prevent the users from unknowingly subscribing to any services and being charged for it. This fee gets attached to your mobile phone bill, so it can be easy to miss - and hard to get your money back if you do.

Google is making this change so users can make more informed decisions when signing up to mobile-based subscription services.


There are several websites that often bill users unexpectedly, without any fair warning or information about certain subscriptions that are added without the users' knowledge.

At these warning pages, users can decide whether they want to ignore the warning and proceed, or go back to the previous page they were at. It will bear the headlining message: "the page ahead may try to charge you money".

Because users pay with their phone numbers using both their desktop and mobile browsers, Google says it will show the above warning on both versions of its browser. It would be impractical for them to manually evaluate all the web pages that need to conform. If it detects that a website violates these standards, then Chrome 71 will display a warning flag. In the worst case scenarios, some websites don't even bother telling users they're being charged, disguising forms as "enter phone number to access site" gateways.

Google expanded efforts to better protect users this week.

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