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Google Chrome will warn you before you fall for a phone subscription scam

Submitted by Mashable on November 8, 2018 - 8:50pm


Found yourself subscribed to a shady ringtone service? Even though it's 2018? Google Chrome will soon stop you from falling into that trap.

In an upcoming version of Chrome, the browser will throw up a warning page when it suspects users could be unwittingly subscribed to a direct billing scam, leaving them with unexpected charges on their next bill.

Chrome will detect if the subscription information on a webpage is insufficient, and like its other warnings, give the user the opportunity to go back, or proceed if they like.

The warning page.

The warning page.

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