Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

Is legit or scam? scam review of scamadviser has a very low trust score. Why?

We scanned for several indicators and we think the website may be a scam. Exercise extreme caution when using this website.

Scamadviser reviews each website automatically for 40 different elements like who owns the website, are the contact details hidden, where is the website hosted, what is the technology being used, and much, much more. Based on all the information gathered, we create a trust score. has a very low trust score according to our algorithm. However, computers may be wrong. The website has a strong indicator of being a scam but might be safe to use. We recommend you check the website using our check list or by contacting the company directly.

Negative highlights

  • The website’s owner is hiding his identity on WHOIS using a paid service
  • We discoved the website is served from a high risk country
  • We found many low rated websites on the same server
  • The Alexa rank is high, but the site young
  • People voted this site as possible fraud on Scamadviser 
  • We found both positive as well as negative reviews for this site
  • This website has only been registered recently.
  • We could not analyze the content of the site
  • DNSFilter reported this website as malicious in the last 30 days
  • This website is not trusted by Trend Micro

Complete Review

Company Evaluation

The owner of the website is hiding his identity. Spammers use this information to promote services to website owners. Some website owners therefor chose to hide their contact details. However, it can also be misused by scammers. Our algorithm gives a high rating if the identity of the website owner is shown.

The company has been reviewed both very positively as well as negatively. This is unusual. We, therefore, advise you to do more research. Please read our article How to Recognize Fake Reviews. Why are people giving so mixed reviews? Are the positive reviews by anonymous reviews who have only left one review? Why are some people giving very negative reviews while others rate the company high? 

Webshop Evaluation

Legit websites often reside on servers with many other safe websites. In this case however we identified several unreliable websites hosted on the same server as the website. This may be a negative signal and as a result we lowered the review of To see which other websites are hosted on the same server, please check the “Server” tab lower on this page.

This kind of website is rather rare. It is still considered young (less than one year) but already is very popular (it has a lot of visitors every month). While some sites (especially social media) can grow, very quickly, in a very short amount of time, there are also scammers who are able to boost traffic. They can do this by offering deals that are too good to be true (but do get them a lot of visitors) or are using technology to send a lot of visitors to their website without the user actually being aware of it.

This domain name has only been registered recently. This means that the website is actually quite young and few if any consumers have had time to leave reviews or social media comments. It is therefore best to check this website thoroughly to make sure the website was not set-up by a scammer. Please check out our article “How to recognize a scam“.

We tried to analyze the content of the website but we failed. It may mean a temporary technical error, that the site is not active, there is no content, or that the website is actively blocking our efforts to analyze the information it is offering. As we analyze more than 2 million websites every month we recommend caution. Extra research to determine if this website is legit or a scam is recommended. 

Technical Evaluation

The server of this website is based in a hosting center in a country that is marked as being high risk. This means that the country is listed by the International Banking Federation as having a high level of fraud and corruption.

We found a valid SSL Certificate. An SSL certificate is used to secure the communication between your computer and the website. There are different levels of SSL certification. A free one is also available and this one is used by online scammers. Still, not having an SSL certificate is worse than having one, especially if you have to enter your contact details (source: Xolphin).


Generally don’t trust this website.

By Chala Dandessa

I am Lecturer, Researcher and Freelancer. I am the founder and Editor at ETHIOPIANS TODAY website. If you have any comment use as email contact. Additionally you can contact us through the contact page of

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