Chrome 71 to Start Showing Warning Alerts on Unclear Billing Websites

Google Chrome on the Pixel 2 XL

The users will be offered a choice to proceed the page or to go back if they were unaware that they were entering a billing page.

In a recent blog post published by Google Chrome, the tech giant notified that it will show up a warning page to users when it suspects that they might be unknowingly subscribed to a direct billing scam, leading them to unexpected charges on their next bill. Ensure that the information is visible on all types of devices.

It's not immediately clear in this example that the user will be charged after subscribing to the site with their phone number.

Google is working hard on improving the end user experience of Chrome users, and it is planning to block abusive ads on pages starting with Chrome 71. The latest version of Chrome, whose mobile version has about 57% market share worldwide, aims to protect web users from unclear mobile subscriptions that rely on "carrier billing" to charge customers for services like game downloads. If you too gate the random pop ups or maybe those fake warnings for system error when visiting a website, Chrome is now your best friend.

Before accepting terms and conditions, can these users see the full costs?

Google said that the billing information must be obvious, cost and fee structures must be spelled out, and the information must be easy to read.

If Google identifies subscription pages on a site that do not follow the above best practices then a notification will be sent in Search Console.

The worst ones don't even bother informing users that they are being charged by using forms that require you to "enter a phone number to access site". The company announced several safeguards for the Chrome 71 browser.

Site owners can use the Abusive Experiences Report in their Google Search Console to see if their site contains any of these abusive experiences they need to correct or remove.



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