Fraud Assessment Tool

Fraud Assessment Tool (beta)

Estimate the risk of a service being a scam easily using this awesome tool.

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Company Type

What kind of service does it concern? (Multiple may apply.)

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Known Country

Can you find in what country the company's headquarter is located?

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Public Company Register

Does this country have a public company register? (Here's a helpful list of company registers by country.)

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Verified Business Registration

Does the company have a business registration number?

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Specific Country Registration

Does it concern a registration in the United Kingdom (Companies House)?

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Financial Service Register

Has the company also registered itself with the local financial service register?

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Known Owner

Can you find the name of the owner?

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Verified Owner Background

Does the owner have an online footprint (e.g. some Facebook or LinkedIn history) prior to founding the company?

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Downplaying Risk

Does the company emphasize that investing is safe and/or holds minimal risk?

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Guarantees

Does the company promise guaranteed returns?

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High Rate of Return

Will an investment return a profit of 20% or more within the next year based on supplied information?

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Pictures of Mining Equipment

Does the website include original pictures of mining equipment? (It's possible to do a reverse image search on Google.)

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Public Mining Address

Does the company's mining pool have a public address?

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Recent Website Creation

Was the website created within the past year? (Registration information can be checked here.)

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Poor use of Language

Does the website feature many grammatical or other sloppy mistakes?

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Presence of Legal Terms

Does the website include terms and conditions?

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Copied Terms

Have the terms and conditions (largely) been used on any other website before?

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Non-anonymous Payment Methods

Does the company accept bank transfers as a form of payment?

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Result

A company that triggers 4 red flags or more should be considered a scam. Based on your input the number of red flags is:


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This fraud assessment tool is meant to assist with identifying obvious scams, and therefore does not provide any guarantees that a company is truly legitimate. Additionally, a legitimate company may still provide poor services. Digiconomist cannot be held accountable for the accuracy of the provided inputs, and neither for for the investment decisions made as a result of the output.

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