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Tech Tip – Checking If Links Are Safe or Spam

If you’ve ever wanted to click on a link to a website but wanted a way to check first whether its spam or worse, here are five ways to safely check:

1. Check the status of a website URL using Google’s Transparency Report, which harnesses Google’s Safe Browsing technology.  See: https://transparencyreport.google.com/safe-browsing/search?hl=en

2. Use URLVoid to check a website’s reputation and detect potentially malicious lnks.  See: https://www.urlvoid.com/

3. Use ScanURL to check a website for malware, phishing, viruses, and poor reputation. See: https://scanurl.net/

4. Check any link that you suspect is a phishing site by using PhishTank.  See: https://www.phishtank.com/

5. Use VirusTotal to scan a web page for malicious links: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/

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