Current-captcha.top uses misleading and clickbait tactics in an attempt to lure visitors into subscribing to its push notification services unknowingly. The goal of Current-captcha.top, and all other pages proliferating this popular browser-based tactic, is to abuse the received browser permissions to run an intrusive ad campaign and generate money for its creators. It should be noted that these dubious sites also may scan the IP addresses of the users and then display questionable content by themselves or cause redirects to other shady places.
As part of its scheme, Current-captcha.top displays an image of a robot accompanied by a variation of the message:
'Click ALLOW to confirm you are not a robot!'
The implication is clear - the site is pretending to be doing a CAPTCHA check. Other popular scenarios include stating that a file is ready for download or a video will become accessible after clicking 'Allow.'
The advertisements delivered by such questionable sources should be approached with the appropriate amount of caution. After all, the advertising materials may employ similarly deceptive tactics to get users to engage with them. Clicking on the advertisements could trigger forced redirects leading to more online scams, shady adult sites, suspicious online game platforms and more.