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4 Ways to Report Scam Websites and Ads in Google Search Results

With the rise in content consumption, the number of scam websites around has also increased by folds. These websites pretend to be the real deal and place their ads on top of Google Search results, often confusing the audience into falling for the malpractices. Let’s go through some easy ways to report scam websites in Google Search results or Ads so that you can make the internet safer. Alternatively, you can learn to save yourself from Instagram Scams in 2022.

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How to Report Scam Websites in Google Search Results or Ads?

In this read, we will discuss how to report scam websites, ads, and malicious links in Google search results to keep yourself and others safe from clicking them. Let’s dive in to learn about them.

Use the Google Ad Reporting Form

Google Ad Reporting form is probably the most common way to report a scam advertisement, in Google Search Results. Here’s how it can be done.

1. Go to the advertisement you are wishing to report.

2. Tap on the three-dotted icon or (x) present in the top right corner of the advertisement.

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3. Choose the Ad you’d wish to report and click on ‘Report Ads’.

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4. Now, click on Report this Ad button.

report scam websites in Google

5. Fill out the Google Ad Reporting Form with details about what’s wrong with the ad.

report scam websites in Google

6. Once all details are filled in, click on the Submit button. You have successfully reported the ad.

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Report Use Google Safe Browsing

Another way to report an ad, malicious software, or website in Google search is via Google Safe Browsing. Here’s how it can be done.

1. Go to the Google Safe Browsing website.

2. Enter the URL of the website you wish to report. Verify that you are not a robot.

3. Enter more details about the website you are wishing to report.

4. Click on the Submit button.

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Using Malware Bytes

You can report a phishing or scam website using Malware Bytes forums. While this might not necessarily help in blocking the software, it will assist Malware Bytes in identifying potential threats better. Here’s how it can be done.

1. Visit the Malware Bytes Research Centre website.

2. Sign in and click on Create New Topic.

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3. Choose the appropriate sub-forum.

report scam websites in Google

4. Post the details of the website and submit it.

report scam websites in Google

Bonus: Using Malware Bytes Extension

You can also use the Malware Bytes extension to identify potentially malicious websites, reported by other users. To save yourself from clicking any malicious links while browsing.

1. Download the Malware Bytes Browser Guard by clicking on Add to Chrome.

2. Now, whenever you visit a phishing website, Malware Byte will block it and inform you in advance about it.

Wrapping Up

In this read, we discussed three ways to report scam websites in Google Search results or Ads, to keep yourself and others protected from such links. If you found this guide helpful, then share it with your friends. Check out other useful tech tips and tricks linked below, and stay tuned to GadgetsToUse for more such tips and tricks.

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Rohan is an engineer by qualification and a techie by heart. He is highly passionate about gadgets and has been covering technology for over half a decade, specializing in smartwatches and audio products. He has a keen interest in mechanical watches & loves to watch Formula 1. You can reach out to him at [email protected]