The Next Generation in Scam Website Detection

We are pleased to announce that our free website detector, ScamID (v1) is being upgraded and the construction of ScamID v2 is well and truly underway. ScamID v2 is a commercial-grade version of our freeware with a great deal more capability. It has been designed with specific consideration to the needs of our government, financial, and telecommunication sectors.

The advancement of our technology will increasingly leverage our proprietary data, which has been meticulously collated over the past 9 years. ScamID v2 will incorporate cutting-edge techniques for identifying interconnected websites, using our proprietary fingerprinting, clustering, and mapping technology coupled with corroborative data from our partners. Both sources combined will ensure enhanced risk assessments and limit false negatives and positives. Our goal is to significantly expand our scope and efficiency.

What is ScamID?

ScamID is a scam website detection tool developed by Cybertrace which assists individuals and corporations in detecting scam websites by analysing website features and determining a risk score. The current version of ScamID v1 is publicly available and Free of Charge. ScamID v1 is currently used by banks and government departments, among others, to validate reports of scam websites. ScamID v1 uses data from third parties combined with our datasets and risk scoring.

Cybertrace and partners, Potech have teamed up for this project with Potech’s team of AI and ML experts jointly designing a world-class solution. The Cybertrace proprietary datasets will be enhanced with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as the backbone of ScamID v2. Once completed, ScamID v2 will form part of the Darkivore platform and further increase the already superior capabilities of Darkivore.

Currently, Darkivore is used to identify individual threats whereas ScamID adds further value by delving deeper to identify linked websites, linked infrastructure, and providing a reliable risk score. This in turn will greatly increase Darkivore’s capability as the threat and its infrastructure can all be identified and taken down making it more difficult for threats to recover. In addition to the cybersecurity applications, ScamID can be used by corporations, governments (including law enforcement), and individuals to identify scam websites with far more accuracy than current solutions. The ScamID platform will have visual node charts and data extraction capabilities to assist analysts with the identification of scam websites and their greater networks.

Image containing node graph of connected websites using ScamID v2 by Cybertrace
Linked known scam domains are shown on the left while the searched domain and related infrastructure are on the right.
Image of node graph depicting interconnected websites using ScamID v2 tool
Exploration deeper into the domain mapping reveals extensive connections between the searched domain and known scam website infrastructure. This extensive mapping is used to generate an intelligent risk rating for the searched domain.
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How ScamID v2 works

How can I access ScamID v2?

  1. Web portal access,
  2. API access,
  3. Browser Extention.

For Web Portal users, a domain name is entered and searched to identify the level of scam risk associated with the domain name. Based on our website fingerprinting and association mapping, ScamID v2 determines whether the domain is likely a scam, or not, by scoring its risk. Unlike most other scam website detectors that focus on evaluating the risk of individual websites in isolation, our ScamID v2 algorithm goes several layers deeper. ScamID employs an exclusive fingerprinting model that not only identifies a single website’s risk but also intelligently links it to other potentially fraudulent sites within its greater network. The overall risk score for a searched domain is assessed with the linked risk in mind.

For API users, our data can be accessed from our client’s interface and can be used for a variety of purposes. For example, banks may provide a free website risk search option in their mobile app for their customers, and telecommunication companies may choose to use ScamID v2 to support their SMS firewall. The use options available are limited only by the user’s imagination. Generally, any application that either directly or indirectly accesses websites can use the protection of ScamID v2. It is expected that related API documents will be available in early 2024. What this page for updates.

For Browser and Email Extension users, the extensions are constantly monitoring website links and open webpages for risk; including within email. Should a risky link or open website be detected, users are notified through an onscreen alert popup. Users can choose other alert settings such as complete blocking of the website and sound alerts. Browser and Email Extensions are ideal for internal use to protect employees from phishing and scam links, or by members of the public as a self-protection measure. Currently, we developing a Windows version with Mac, iOS, and Android versions planned for 2024.

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Based on the type of subscription to ScamID v2, our algorithm provides users with an indication of scam risk to either block a website or warn the user. This is the most intelligent automated scam website detector on the market.

When will ScamID v2 be available?

Our team is working tirelessly to finalise our product development along with licensing and associated requirements. We expect ScamID v2 to be available in early 2024. Would you like to receive updates on the ScamID v2 development and expected release dates? Please complete the below newsletter sign-up and receive this information in your inbox.

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