New webservice shows as dangerous in Chrome


I deployed a node express app as a web service on a free tier and when I browsing to the site in Chrome it is flagging the site as dangerous “the site is deceptive”. I tried in Firefox and I don’t see this error!

Any ideas on how to resolve this?

EDIT - I reported the issue to Google using this form Report Incorrect Phishing Warning and the error seems to have been removed!

ANOTHER EDIT - Others are still seeing this error but only in Chrome.


Hi Scott,

A few ideas

  1. Chrome’s deceptive site warnings can be triggered if your website contains malicious or deceptive content, such as phishing attempts, malware, or unwanted software. Review your website content and ensure that it adheres to acceptable standards. Check for any suspicious or potentially harmful scripts or files.
  2. Ensure that your Node.js, Express, and any other dependencies are up to date. Outdated software may have known vulnerabilities that could trigger warnings.

It might help us to know what your service is. Feel free to submit a support ticket if you don’t want to share that publicly.



Thanks for your help. I’ve written the app and it seems to have resolved the issue.

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