Beware of This New Google Search Scam
This is a new scam that appears when your browser and you click a link on an affected page. It may also appear when you change pages within a site. And it may also seemingly appear out of nowhere.
When you see it, we want you to know it’s a scam and its purpose is to collect your personal information.
Here’s what it looks like.
At first glance, it looks like a real Google page with the Google logo.
But if you look at the URL in the address bar of your browser, you’ll instantly see that it’s not Google at all, but a site with a URL that begins with privatedevphonebest.club
Let’s take a closer look at the text in this scam
You’ve made the 7.38-billionth search!
Congratulations! You are the lucky winner!
Every 10 millionth search is reached worldwide, we will proclaim a winner to send out a thank-you gift.
Please select your lucky prize below and claim it by following the instruction.
If you click “Select” under a prize, you’ll see something like this…
When you click “Accept Prize” you will see this:
Once you click “CLAIM YOUR PRIZE” you’ll be asked a number of questions. You’ll also be asked for your email address and other information.
Needless to say, there is no prize, no $1000 Amazon gift cards, no gifts at all. This is just a scam to get your email address and your personal information.
Beware of this scam and others like it.
We just wanted to give you a heads up and help you to stay safe.