Easily detect email or SMS scams using this new free site

Easily detect email or SMS scams using this new free site
Easily detect email or SMS scams using this new free site

Have you received a strange email or text message? Be careful, this may be a scam! This new free site will tell you in the blink of an eye what’s going on to avoid being scammed.

Unpaid fine, undelivered package, blocked account, Vitale card, to change… Scammers give every possible reason to try to extract money from you by sending you misleading SMS and emails. It’s very simple, we receive them every day! And even though tools for detecting fraudulent messages have improved considerably, some still manage to slip through the cracks. And the worst thing is that these new digital scams – which we call phishing – are so well put together that we can be seized by doubt as to their authenticity and be fooled.

In these moments, we would like to have someone to ask for advice. And that’s exactly what cybersecurity giant Bitdefender is offering with Scamio. Completely free, this new online service powered by artificial intelligence is designed to help you detect scam attempts, whether they come from an email, an SMS, an instant messaging, a Internet link or even a QR code. It is also particularly effective for complex frauds – such as those based on social engineering – that are likely to bypass ordinary detection methods.

To request help from Scamio, open your regular Internet browser and go to the Scamio website. Create a Bitdefender account by providing your first and last name and email address. Next, query the robot using the input field. You can write or paste text (chat message, email, etc.), links or images (screenshot, QR code received, etc.). It is best to file suspicious content and describe precisely how you received it. Scamio will then analyze all of this and give you its verdict, as well as recommendations on the measures to take – for example, delete or block a contact.

We sent him an SMS claiming to come from ANTAI (the unpaid fine scam), and here is his response: “This screenshot appears to use urgency and a potential financial threat to spur action. The message warns you of an increased fine and asks you to check a violation record. This is a common tactic in scams I advise you to always verify offers or financial advice with a financial advisor or a trusted institution. At least, it’s clear ! Now you know who to ask if in doubt!

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