Check a website

To check a website, simply type or paste the website address below and click “Check this site”.

Please note, this is for website addresses only e.g, not for links or shortened links such as or Also, it does not check email addresses.


* Clicking “Check this site” will open a new window to an external site hosted by a third party. No information that can identify you personally is transferred, collected or stored.

Check a website is an easy-to-use online tool which helps you to determine whether a website is likely to be legitimate or a scam … before you visit it. Simply type in the address of the website you want to check, and your results will appear within seconds.

Provided in the UK by Get Safe Online in conjunction with Cifas, ScamAdviser and our other partners, it cleverly uses an algorithm to provide a trust score based on more than 40 data sources as well as thousands of reports of malicious websites from law enforcement agencies, regulators and consumer brands every week.

The tool was originally devised in 2012 and has been the subject of continuous improvement by the ScamAdviser technical team ever since.

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