The one-stop scam and pitfall search engine, Scameter, is out now to help the public identify frauds and online pitfalls.  When the public encounters suspicious calls, online sellers, friend requests, job advertisements, investment websites, and the like, 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.

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The one-stop scam and pitfall search engine, Scameter, is out now to help the public identify frauds and online pitfalls.  When the public encounters suspicious calls, online sellers, friend requests, job advertisements, investment websites, and the like, 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.

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 will also provide fraud prevention tips, such as 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 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.

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 will not be kept longer than the limits specified in the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

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