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Google Advaned Security Shoud Be Turned On

Discussion in 'Browser Issues' started by BGBG, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. BGBG

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    I got this message when I was using Google. Said someone could be stealing my information. And that Advanced Securuity should be turned on. I looked at it and found their isno charge but "might have tobuy a secirity key". Is this a scam? Scare you then tell you to turn on something athat you need to buy something in order to do it? Started computers in 1998 and have had no knowledge of anything ever being stolen or violated. Either I am very safe or very stupid it seems. When I see I must buy something I usually always suspect a scam. Just thought I would ask. I think I will stay at the Standard level where I am NOW.
     
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    Here is a screenshot.....see above message
     

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    I'd use the Go Back to Safety button.
     
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    Notice did not appear again on 3 tries at Humanaa Pharmacy website. I think it is a scam to sell me a security Key although I did not check it out as to cost. Never saw a screen like that before. Cannot even find the setting now.

    It is in Settings>Safety Check>Advanced>Safe Browsing>Privacy and Security>Security>Safe Browsing>Google Advanced Protection System. Or something like that. Says no charge but may need to purchse Security Key and offers to take you to Google Store to buy one I guess. Seems like a scam trick to sell me stuff. Don't trust things that seem to try to sell me stuff.after scaring me first. Scare page does not appear now like it did 2-3 times before.

    I googled security scams.See attached file.
     

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    Maybe I shall return to Firefox as my default browser.
     
  6. plodr

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    The "address" in the popup doesn't look normal.
    It is links.humana-email2.com
    Always read what the box says. That will probably give a clue if it is a scam.

    Google is a search engine.
    https://www.google.com/

    Where did the box appear? Did it appear on top of a page when you did a search?
     
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    It showed up in Google Chrome when I chose "update your preferences here". It was full page. Does not appear in Firefox. The sign in is because it came in an email about prescription refills after i had signed in. I have 3 browsers now and am using Firefox.
     
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    This does not show up anymore on any of the browsers. I did the same thing as when it first appeared but gone now.
     
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    NEVER click links in emails!!! Open a new tab and type the address of the pharmacy you use and work refills that way OR even better, give the pharmacy a call.
     

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