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’020-3514-0515′ Scam Message

Posted: September 8, 2015

The '020-3514-0515' scam message is an attack for redirecting computer users to fraudulent technical support and similar services. Most con artists may use the '020-3514-0515' scam message and similar pop-ups for pilfering money by marketing fictitious PC repair services and security-related products, such as rogue anti-virus software. Seeing a '020-3514-0515' scam message occurring regularly may be one symptom that your browser's settings have been compromised, which can be alleviated by an appropriate, legitimate brand of security solution.

The Cutting Edge of Web Hoaxes

The '020-3514-0515' scam message is a common style of phishing attack that circulates most frequently via poorly-secured advertising networks, such as those for disreputable gaming websites. However, even major, ordinarily 'safe' sites, such as Microsoft news domains, have been known to host a '020-3514-0515' scam message temporarily. Besides providing advertisement blockers with another reason to justify themselves, the '020-3514-0515' scam message also gave malware researchers a new look into currently fashionable Web-browsing attacks.

Like similar tactics, the '020-3514-0515' scam message is delivered in a pop-up format while claiming that your software is either out-of-date or has been infected by threats. You're instructed to call the associated phone number, which places the computer user in contact with the '020-3514-0515' scam message's con artist. Con artists may proceed with any of various hoaxes although a majority may request upfront cash payments in exchange for PC repair services or software.

These details are common to other phishing attacks, like the also-recent 'Skipperse.in' Pop-Ups. Where malware experts found mildly, evocative content in the '020-3514-0515' scam message came from its abuse of scripts to block the PC owner from closing the associated pop-up window. In two, separate incidents, this exploit also coincided with a glitch in Microsoft's new 'Edge' browser that caused the '020-3514-0515' scam message to reoccur whenever the browser launched. Even with no further interactions with the '020-3514-0515' scam message, PC users were effectively locked out of their browsers.

Dulling the Edge of a the '020-3514-0515' Scam Message

Even one, typical scenario of a '020-3514-0515' scam message shows the importance of using script and advertisement blocking browser accessories for unsafe websites, or security software capable of blocking such attacks heuristically. Similar pop-up attacks typically are resolved by the computer user flushing the browser's cache and scanning their machine with an appropriate PC security program. In the case of incidents revolving around the '020-3514-0515' scam message attacks on Edge, other steps also may be required for regaining access to your browser's settings before the pop-up can load.

Information given to con artists via the '020-3514-0515' scam message's hotline may be subjected to further abuses, such as being used to transfer additional money. In the event of a '020-3514-0515' scam message's initial success, contact the relevant bank or other business to determine any additional actions needed to protect yourself. Malware researchers also would emphasize the value in knowing how to respond to a '020-3514-0515' scam message without interacting with the '020-3514-0515' scam message directly, such as by using your keyboard shortcuts for closing the window.