The one-stop scam and pitfall search engine, Scameter, helps the public identify frauds and online pitfalls. When the public encounters suspicious calls, online sellers, friend requests, job ads, investment websites, etc., they can enter the platform account name or number, payment account, phone number, email address, URL, etc. to assess the risk of fraud and cyber security.
Scameter+ – the mobile application of Scameter is out now! The app features the following functions:
1) Access the risk of fraud instantly
2) View and share scam prevention advice
3) Receive real-time push notification
Scameter / Scameter+
The Scameter series help the public identify fraud and cyber pitfalls. When the public encounters suspicious calls, online sellers, friend requests, job ads, investment websites, etc., they can enter the platform account name or number, payment account, phone number, email address, URL, etc. to assess the risk of fraud and cyber security.
Chinese version only
The search results of Scameter will be indicated in different colors
Red represents “High risk”
The input information is related to scam report, or high cyber security risk
Orange represents “Possible risk”
Similar fraud report information is matched, or medium high cyber security risk
Yellow represents “Potential risk”
Possible risk, you still need to stay vigilant
Purple means “No record”
No report, but doesn’t mean risk free. You shall stay alert at all times
Besides different color warnings, the search results of Scameter or Scameter+ will also provide fraud prevention tips, e.g. verifying the identity of the other party before making transactions or remittances, exercising caution when providing sensitive information, not opening suspicious links or attachments, and paying attention to local calls with the prefix +852, etc. The data and rating of the Scameter series come from various sources, including public reports to the police, information provided by organizations, suspicious phone number database, as well as the database and real-time analysis from information security companies.
It is recommended to install the “Scameter+” App from Google Play or App Store. Download “Scameter+” APK file to install “Scameter+” App only when Google Play and App Store cannot be accessed. Some functions of “Scameter+” may be affected should you download it via APK file.
“CyberDefender” website (this website) is the solely authorised channel to download “Scameter+” APK file to install “Scamter+” App. To protect your interests, please do not download “Scameter+” APK file from other channels to install “Scameter+” App.
The information that can be searched only includes information about the tools or platforms that may be used by fraudsters to commit crimes, and does not include any identification documents, real names, addresses, etc. The information in the Scameter series will not be kept longer than the limits specified in the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.