Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

shells.work other scam suspect

The trust score of shells.work is extremely low. This is a strong indicator that the website may be a scam.

We rated shells.work using a computer program. The algorithm has scanned the website looking at the source code being used, terms and conditions, registry, location of the company and if the website has received many positive or negative reviews. Scamadviser uses all this information to create a trust score.

Based on our analysis we gave this website a very low score. If a website receives a very low review from us, we really recommend you to double check if the site is not an online scam but really safe to use. Please read our article How to recognise a scam website before you proceed.

Negative highlights

  • The identity of the owner of the website is hidden on WHOIS
  • The Tranco rank (how much traffic) is rather low
  • The reviews are either very positive or negative
  • The age of this site is (very) young.
  • This website is not trusted by Trend Micro

Entire Review shells

Company Review

The identify of the website owner has been hidden. This may be done for a valid reason as spammers use this information to email website owners. Unfortunately is also makes identification of the owner difficult. We prefer if the website does show his true identity.

When we analyzed the reviews we discovered that the reviews are either very positive or negative. We have seen this pattern with several scammy websites. Scammers are buying fake reviews to hide negative reviews about their website. As reviews can be bought for a few cents, it is quite easy to do. The best thing to do is to check the reviews manually. Our article How to Recognize Fake Reviews can help you determine which reviews are real and which one may be fake. 

Webshop Review

The Tranco ranking of this website is low. This can be considered low in relation to other websites from the website’s country. If you think this website should be very popular, please invest additional time in researching the company as this is suspicious. For a smaller or starting website a low ranking can be considered normal.

This website was set-up recently. As a result, we advise you to really take the time to check this site out before you interact with it. You can use our blog post “How to recognize a scam” to do so. Scam sites are often very young. They are removed from the web after a couple of months as too many consumers leave negative reviews and social media comments. Till that time, they will try to scam you. 

Technical Review

We identified an SSL certificate meaning that the data shared between your browser and the website is encrypted and cannot be read by others. SSL certificates are always used by legit and safe websites. Unfortunately scammers increasingly also use SSL certificates so it is no guarantee that you are visiting a reliable 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 caalaadd2@gmail.com as email contact. Additionally you can contact us through the contact page of www.ethiopianstoday.com.

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