Threat Database Rogue Websites is a mostly empty website that is used as a vehicle for the distribution of questionable content to users. The site is just another one of the countless deceiving websites that operate in a virtually identical way. They display misleading alerts or deceptive messages designed to bait visitors into subscribing to the site's push notification services. Various scenarios have been established by the con artists. The most popular, and the one employed by, is to mimic doing a CAPTCHA check for bots. will display an image of a robot with the following message on the side:

'Click Allow if you are not a robot'

Falling for the trick will allow the site to run an intrusive advertising campaign and deliver dubious content. The ads could take multiple forms and can even start to cover the legitimate content viewed in the affected browser. The more worrying consequence, however, is that engaging with the advertisements could take users to additional misleading websites running technical support or phishing schemes, or even fake giveaways and surveys. Users also can be taken to domains dedicated to spreading PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).

Dealing with websites like requires users to access the Notification or Permission settings of their respective browser and removing all permissions that have been granted to the fraudsters.


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