'Google Chrome Blocked For Security Reasons' Pop-Up Scam
The 'Google Chrome Blocked For Security Reasons' pop-up scam attempts to trick people into purchasing legitimate anti-malware solutions but do so through the scheme's affiliate links. As a result, the people behind this particular tactic will receive monetary gains.
While the affiliate program by itself is perfectly legit and lawful, the tactics employed by the 'Google Chrome Blocked For Security Reasons' pop-up scam are far from that. The con artists have set up a deceitful website that is filled with false claims to promote their affiliate links. Innocent users who land on the website or see the pop-up advertisement are presented with an image of a fake alert stating that Google Chrome has been blocked due to security reasons. The implication is that the user's anti-malware software is out of date and needs to be updated. Clicking on the 'Proceed...' button takes the users to the websites of legitimate anti-malware solutions.
Furthermore, almost no users land on the 'Google Chrome Blocked For Security Reasons' pop-up scam page willingly. They are brought there either by clicking on dubious advertisements, being redirected from third-party websites, or through an adware application that may be lurking onto their computers.