As the name suggests, the “National Consumer Center” is a social engineering scam. It tries to trick users by engaging them in different surveys and then asking them to subscribe to useless paid services.
The developers of this scam try to portray themselves as representative of famous tech companies like Samsung, Apple, and Google. However, the National Consumer Center is run by a group of scammers waiting to rob a few dollars every month under false pretenses.
Victims of the scam report seeing pop-ups out of a sudden. In order to look more authentic, these scammers brand these pop-ups as messages from the “National Consumer Center.” Some people fall into their trap and perceive these messages to be legitimate and sent by a national agency.
After gaining the trust of these people, the pop-up will ask them to complete certain surveys. It tempts their victims by offering prizes like free iPhones, iPads, MacBook Pros, or Samsung Galaxy phones to complete those surveys.
However, these surveys are used to persuade victims into paying a weekly fee to stay relevant in the ‘competition.’ Besides that, these pop-ups will then try to gather the phone numbers of all victims in order to pester them again.