Fraud Assessment Tool
Estimate the risk of a service being a scam easily using this awesome tool.
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What kind of service does it concern? (Multiple may apply.)
Can you find in what country the company's headquarter is located?
Public Company Register
Does this country have a public company register? (Here's a helpful list of company registers by country.)
Verified Business Registration
Does the company have a business registration number?
Specific Country Registration
Does it concern a registration in the United Kingdom (Companies House)?
Financial Service Register
Has the company also registered itself with the local financial service register?
Can you find the name of the owner?
Verified Owner Background
Does the owner have an online footprint (e.g. some Facebook or LinkedIn history) prior to founding the company?
Does the company emphasize that investing is safe and/or holds minimal risk?
Does the company promise guaranteed returns?
High Rate of Return
Will an investment return a profit of 20% or more within the next year based on supplied information?
Pictures of Mining Equipment
Does the website include original pictures of mining equipment? (It's possible to do a reverse image search on Google.)
Public Mining Address
Does the company's mining pool have a public address?
Recent Website Creation
Was the website created within the past year? (Registration information can be checked here.)
Poor use of Language
Does the website feature many grammatical or other sloppy mistakes?
Presence of Legal Terms
Does the website include terms and conditions?
Have the terms and conditions (largely) been used on any other website before?
Has any language in the paper been used in an earlier one?
Has a team been disclosed in the paper?
Do the team members have an online footprint prior to working on the paper?
A company that triggers 4 red flags or more should be considered a scam. Based on your input the number of red flags is:
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.