'Chrome search contest 2020' Scam Description
Since so many people worldwide are under lockdown due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are more users browsing online than ever before. Cybercriminals have spotted this opportunity to distribute various threats and target users with different online schemes. One of the recently reported schemes online is known as the 'Chrome search contest 2020' scam.
This is not a new tactic by any means – this tactic has been circulating the Web for years. However, its operators are applying updates to the scheme, which makes it more difficult to spot. The newest version of the 'Chrome search contest 2020' scam is hosted on a website called 'roanbours1.live.' It is very likely that this is not the only Web page associated with the 'Chrome search contest 2020' scam, as such cons are usually affiliated with dozens of fake sites. The 'Chrome search contest 2020' scam would claim that the user has executed the '5-billionth search,' which means that they will win a high-value prize. To trick users into believing that this giveaway is legitimate, the conmen behind the 'Chrome search contest 2020' scam have added reviews and comments by previous winners who claim to have received the amazing prizes promised. According to the bogus reviews, the latest winner of the 'Chrome search contest 2020' con has been given an Ultra HD television. The user will be asked to choose between three secret prizes. However, if you try to click on any of the hidden prizes, you will be redirected to a site that asks you to fill in personal information such as full name, home address, phone number, etc. The bogus page will claim that it needs these details to ship you the prize you have won. Some more unsafe iterations of this tactic also would require the users to fill in their payment details as they would need to pay a small fee for the delivery of the prize.
Users need to keep in mind that they should not provide any information to unknown websites, like the ones hosting the 'Chrome search contest 2020' scam.