There are tens of thousands of websites that report scam-related news, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of 20 best anti-fraud websites.
While some of them provide resources which help to detect scam, some give you the liberty to submit any website and email you think is a phish.
We did anti-scam websites scout and is coming up with 20 best anti-fraud websites that are campaigning vigorously against online crime, and how cyber users can stay safe surfing the net.
Whether they are funded by an individual, non-governmental organisations, corporate bodies or governments, their aim is working on how to have a safe internet use, and a better platform to carry out financial transactions.
If you surf the net using your mobile device, cybercriminals too use smartphones and tablets with mobile network connection to carry out their fraud.
List of top 20 anti-fraud checking websites:
- Action Fraud
- Scam Warners
- Anti Fraud News
- TalkPTC Scam List
- Scam Detector
- Dating Reviews Guide
- Domain age
- Websites speed
- Registrant’s postal code
- Registrants’ city
- Phone number and other details that qualify a website to be trusted.
Two of the criteria I believe scamadviser.com uses are:
1) “Domain registration length (website life expectancy).” This is because legitimate domains are often paid for several years in advance, while illegitimate domains rarely pay upfront. They’re rarely used for more than a year.
I’m sure you know that domain registration length is one of the 200 Google’s Ranking factors, “Therefore, a date when a domain expires in the future can be used as a factor in predicting the legitimacy of a domain.”
Related to this is newness of a website. A new website is believed yet to have online reputation.
So, a domain that expires within a year may be rated as being “risky” by scamadviser.com.
2) Website origin: certain countries are listed as being high risk because of cases of internet fraud.
An illegitimate market research panel may quickly change name if it got caught, but surveypolice is always quick to alert its fans through its forum so that victims would be minimal; and possibly blacklist such fraud website.