Web scams have been an exponentially growing phenomenon for years now, reaching over $50 bil-lion annually. During the pandemic, due to social restrictions, the internet experienced unpreceden-ted growth, both as a tool for recreation and for work. The increase in traffic, in terms of connec-tion time and the number of users, has resulted in a parallel increase in cyber crime and, particularly, in online scam attempts.
In this article, we will look in detail at the organizations, the global anti-scam alliances, the sites that certify the reliability and effective partnership of an advanced DNS Security platform such as FlashStart.
1. What the Global Anti Scam Organization (GASO) is
The Global Anti Scam Organization is a community of victims of online grooming, active mostly in Southeast Asia, particularly in Singapore, Taiwan, and Malaysia. More than 1,500 victims, who ha-ve suffered losses totaling more than $250 million, receive support through the Global Anti Scam Organization and provide the basis for applying for grants from government and individuals, which can then be used as prevention and counteraction against future cyber crimes.
A quick calculation using the data above shows that the average amount of scams experienced ex-ceeds €170,000, illustrating the fact that the assisted victims were subjected to solicitations that had been researched and planned over the long term by experienced and organized cyber criminals.
2. What the Global Anti Scam Alliance (GASA) is
Partners of the Global Anti Scam Organization (GASO) include the Global Anti Scam Alliance (GASA), which has a team operating in Europe and the U.S. Its mission is to publicize the dangers of online scams. Among the prominent activities of the Global Anti-Scam Alliance, we find a series of studies in the field of online scams and solicitations, with related reports.
The statistical basis lends high reliability to the information and awareness-raising activities which GASA carries out through webinars, events, and conferences.
Partners of the Global Anti Scam Alliance include FlashStart, as the European leader in DNS securi-ty, among the world’s big names in cloud-based protection with artificial intelligence.
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3. Scamadviser and the sites which certify the reliability of web pages
With about four million monthly visits, scamadviser.com is the most used site when it comes to checking whether a web address is trustworthy or fraud-prone. In second place, scam-detector.com boasts nearly three million visits, while in third place is islegitsite.com at under one million.
In order to give a security score to various websites, Scamadviser’s algorithm weighs forty indepen-dent data sources. These include the IP address of the web server, the age of the domain, the avai-lability of detailed contact addresses, online reviews, and more.
Standing out among Scamadviser’s partners is flashstart.com, whose domain survey is prominently reported as an indicator of any malware or phishing dangers encountered.
4. FlashStart’s partnership
FlashStart is the European leader in DNS security, among the world’s big names in cloud protection with artificial intelligence. With Machine Learning support, it constantly scans the web to catalog new domains and classify their activity within eighty-five categories. A very easy-to-use control panel allows MSPs, ISPs, and IT Providers to filter internet access to undesirable categories, whether they be malware, illicit activities, dangers to minors, or even simply sources of distraction in educational and work-related areas (streaming, games, social networks, etc.).
FlashStart’s partnership with the Global Anti Scam Alliance (GASA) and Scamadviser illustrate how it now enjoys an established global reputation.
Actually, FlashStart’s European technology is at the level of its American competitors and, in some respects, even superior. In fact, FlashStart, in addition to DNS filtering, is the only platform to have implemented a geographically based protection system to completely block traffic to servers located in areas of high malware risk and compromise. Other features, such as endpoint protection, search result security, granular filtering, and preventive blocking of newly registered domains, make Flash-Start the perfect anti-scam solution for preventing scams and fraud through DNS intelligence.
What’s more, being based in Europe means that FlashStart has a multilingual interface (English, Spanish, German, and Italian) and a support concept based on the availability of chat professionals, instead of using bots, as they often do in America.
FlashStart operates globally, with customers in 155 countries around the world, but it can only be purchased through authorized resellers (ISPs, MSPs, OEMs, IT vendors, etc.).
It offers excellent margins for the channel and simultaneously attractive prices for end users, so it is the most cost-effective solution for protecting businesses, government agencies, schools, and house-holds.
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