Beware of mac-protection.info scam (fake Mac Support)

Mac-protection.info is a website engaged in showing a lot of scary alerts through major browsers used in Mac OS X environment. Hence, this pop-up might appear through Apple Safari, Opera, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Mac-protection.info scam

The occurrence of mac-protection.info pop-ups is explained by the presence of some adware programs in your Mac computer. It might be that you have some third-party application running in your computer, or possibly some add-ons installed and enabled in your browsers available on Mac. The purpose of mac-protection.info alert is to scare you with a lot of faulty information, such as:

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From “mac-protection.info”:
Critical Security Warning! Your Mac has detected a serious attack on this system, as your IP Address seems to accessed from two different locations at one time.
Please contact the Mac Support team immediately at 888-246-3167 (TOLL FREE) and provide error code UR97L1DA2TA to scan and resolve the potential threats to your personal and financial information, which seems to accessed from another computer.
Consequently we are performing additional security checks to verity the source of the attack and have halted all your resources in order to prevent any additional damage to your system and information.
Possibility of Data & Identity theft, if not fixed immediately.
Please call our Support Team at 888-246-3167 (TOLL FREE) to resolve the issue.
NOTE:

  • Please sneer you do not restart your computer to prevent data loss.
  • Please take a note of the error code before calling the support team.
  • Do as support team to make sure that your anti-virus is running and is up to date.

If you ever call this fake Apple Support Team at 888-246-3167 you will most likely hear some people with Indian or other Asian accent. These crooks will additionally try to scare you with the pack of lies about various troubles supposedly revealed in your Mac. Then they will tell you to pay money for their useless services.

In case you’ve seen this scam from mac-protection.info websites, don’t hurry up to call that fake Apple Support Team at 888-246-3167. Simply shut down this window. If you can’t do that, you might need to apply “Force Quit” command and stop the process of your browser. Use “Option – Command – Esc” hotkey for this purpose. Select your running browser and force quit it.

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Finally, check your available applications in Mac PC. If you find anything suspicious, trash it. Also, disable and remove any third-party add-ons (extensions) from your browsers. In any case, do not call this 888-246-3167 telephone number controlled by hackers.