Chrome to start warning users about malicious subscription scams

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While Android security is generally much tighter than it is on Windows, despite both platforms being quite prevalent, that doesn't stop sketchy mobile developers from trying new and interesting ways to fraudulently separate you from your hard-earned money. So website owners who have registered their site through the Google Search Console service should visit their dashboards to see whether the mobile subscription forms on their sites trigger this warning.

Visitors will be offered the choice to proceed anyway after seeing the above warning or go back to the previous page.

This primarily applies to mobile services, which may charge additional fees without giving at the same time players have complete information about a particular service.

What is An Unclear Subscription Page?

Visible and obvious billing information: Subscription information must not be hidden or omitted from the page.

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Google is working hard on improving the end user experience of Chrome users, and it is planning to block abusive ads on pages starting with Chrome 71.

Costs displayed to customers before accepting the terms: It needs to be clear what users will be charged by subscribing. Of course, the internet users can turn the filtering off but a majority of them are likely to leave their settings on default causing Google to flag a huge number of ads and affecting the website's revenue.

Instead of allowing sites to essentially trick people into getting charged for a service they aren't even aware they signed up for, Google is implementing new best practices that will make clear some of the details that websites try to hide.

"We want to make sure Chrome users understand when they are going through a billing flow and trust that they'll be able to make informed decisions while browsing the web", Google explained.

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