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Status: Untriaged
Owner: ----
EstimatedDays: ----
NextAction: ----
OS: Linux , Windows , Mac
Pri: 2
Type: Feature

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To let users know when browsing a website related with the online counterfeiting

Reported by, Nov 7 2017

Issue description

Chrome Version       : 62.0.3202.62
OS Version: OS X 10.10.5
URLs (if applicable) :
Other browsers tested: same behavior 
  Add OK or FAIL after other browsers where you have tested this issue:
     Safari 5:
  Firefox 4.x:
     IE 7/8/9:

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. To browse the website OR
2. OR

What is the expected result?
To show an interstitial page as those presented by SafeBrowsing or some kind of red flag. Unfortunately Safebrowsing technology does not focus currently on these kind of threats but on: Malware, Unwanted Software and Social Engineering ones.

The expected result is to let users know with some red flag coming from the browser that they are browsing a FAKE website related with the online counterfeiting. This fraud is becoming mainstream and there is a need to cope with it in a proactive way instead of playing the cat and mouse play. Some examples of this need:
and to not mention these websites are sometimes related with identity theft:

What happens instead of that?
The users can browse such FAKE websites without any suspecting red flag hence being open to be lured by the counterfeiters. 

Please provide any additional information below. Attach a screenshot if

Currently there are no technologies/services focusing on this online fraud. To focus on it from a browser perspective to raise awareness to users will be a competitive advantage.

The proposed solution is to use the daily update open API to show red flags when browsing such FAKE websites. This initial approach could be used as a PoC for a long term solution. Example of the mentioned FAKE websites:

UserAgentString: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_5) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/62.0.3202.62 Safari/537.36

Components: Security
Labels: -Type-Bug Type-Feature
Labels: -Pri-3 M-64 Triaged-ET OS-Linux OS-Windows Pri-2
Status: Untriaged (was: Unconfirmed)
As per comment#1 considering this as feature request hence marking it as untriaged.

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