Fake Popups Used in Tech Support Scams

Q

What is fake popup dialog box used in Tech Support Scams?

✍: FYIcenter.com

A

Sometimes malicious Websites uses fake popup dialog boxes to display fake security alerts as part of a tech support scam.

The picture below shows you a fake popup dialog box:
Fake Dialog Box Used in Tech Support Scam

The fake popup dialog box is not a true dialog box. It is actually a Web page element rendered like a dialog box.

The main reason for scammers to use fake popups is to display them even if you have locked popups in your browser setting.

Clicking the "x" icon on the top right corner will not close the fake dialog box. Clicking it will actually trigger execution of some JavaScript code.

 

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