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'800-431-228' Pop-Ups

Posted: August 22, 2017

Encountering the '800-431-228' pop-ups during one of your Web browsing sessions may turn out to be a rather frightening experience, because the presence of these pop-ups may often be accompanied by annoying side effects such as:

  • Fake error messages and alert dialogues, which claim to warn you of an eventual cyber attack.
  • Audio recordings played automatically, which tell you that your data might be exposed to cyber crooks.
  • Inability to switch tabs, open new pages, or close the '800-431-228' pop-ups.

All of these side effects may mislead inexperienced computer users easily into thinking that there is, in fact, something wrong with their computers. However, the truth is that messages like the '800-431-228' pop-ups may be part of a cleverly crafted technical support tactic whose purpose is to trick people into believing that they need to acquire the services of a certified computer expert urgently.

To achieve this, the '800-431-228' pop-ups may often contain made-up error codes and messages, as well as warnings, which state that the user's conversations, e-mails, banking details, and other data might be collected by cyber crooks. In addition to this, the pop-ups also may include a fake virus scan report or a warning that a threat has penetrated the computer's defenses. The people behind the '800-431-228' pop-ups are not afraid to use all scare tactics to convince the user to call the fake technical support phone line seen in the messages. In the case of the '800-431-228' pop-ups, the users might be asked to call either 800-431-228 or 800-069-8527. However, these phone numbers aren't associated with a certified technical support team, and online reports show that these phone lines are, in fact, part of an online tactic. In addition to the phone numbers, the tactic also is linked to the domain Security-error-reported.in. However, keep in mind that tactics like these may be hosted on multiple domains. Getting in touch with the con artists would not provide you with helpful computer assistance and, instead, you are likely to be offered to resolve any computer problem by spending your money on overpriced optimization or security software, or paying a subscription fee for the fake services of the fraudsters.