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Using the web of trust browser extension to help expose scammers and other malicious sites.

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Everybody can get an extension for their browser that alerts like the car dasboard if the site potentially is malicious, has various unsuitable/objectionable content, an unreliable online business, …

Everybody can get an extension for their browser that alerts like the car dasboard if the site potentially is malicious, has various unsuitable/objectionable content, an unreliable online business, scammers

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    • 1. What if our browsers could call out scammers like that late 80sTV ad did for car salesman Joe Izuzu? (i.e. "Hes Scamming")There is an app for that and it’s easy!Job Seekers Defense Against Spammers – Sept 2012 – Chuck Thomas
    • 2. Go to mywot.com - download this browser add-on,refresh browser.It works for smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, Windows/Apple/Linux, browsers Internet Explorer,Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera.Job Seekers Defense Against Spammers – Sept 2012 – Chuck Thomas
    • 3. Note: Web of Trust rates trustworthniess.Among other things, that includes unsuitable contentsuch as porn and hate speech, sites that may doidentity theft, malicious sites, unreliable onlinebusiness sites, and scammers.The WOT app is like the Oil Gauge or Check Enginelight on your car’s dashboard. When the WOT redcircle appears, you decide if you are still interested inthe site.
    • 4. Once you download the WOT app on your browser, aring will appear – usually by the URL to indicate thetrustworthness of the site with a score 0-100. Score typically 100-80 Score typically 50-0Job Seekers Defense Against Spammers – Sept 2012 – Chuck Thomas
    • 5. Example: WOT Finds a ScamJob Seekers Defense Against Spammers – Sept 2012 – 7, 2012 Thomas Job Seekers Defense Against Spammers – September Chuck
    • 6. Rubbish Alert: Picture of a beautiful person living in MountainView, California, that’s probably from Manila. (tools to prove it)Why did “John” and couple others sign this same post as“Andrea?” (Hint: he may not even know how to speak English –read on)Job Seekers Defense Against Spammers – Sept 2012 – Chuck Thomas
    • 7. Why is his profile missing? Hmmm…Job Seekers Defense Against Spammers – Sept 2012 – Chuck Thomas
    • 8. “John Duggan” sez you gotta click this site….Job Seekers Defense Against Spammers – Sept 2012 – Chuck Thomas
    • 9. ….but look at the top of your browser (right corner ifChrome) – it’s zoomed in on this slideThe WOT add-on rated this site with a scarlet circle witha rating of 5 out of 100 – how fast should you run?www.realwritingjobs.com claims to be an easy way tomake money at home as an online writer…Job Seekers Defense Against Spammers – Sept 2012 – Chuck Thomas
    • 10. How it looks in Internet Explorer – see the red circles?Job Seekers Defense Against Spammers – Sept 2012 – Chuck Thomas
    • 11. How it looks in Apple Safari: warning is front and centerJob Seekers Defense Against Spammers – Sept 2012 – Chuck Thomas
    • 12. If you really want to investigate realwritingjobs.com, onyour browser, swipe and right-click it to activate your favsearch engine. Google found a site revealing it’s aborderline scam site you will probably pay more in feesthan you will make in publishing articles.Job Seekers Defense Against Spammers – Sept 2012 – Chuck Thomas
    • 13. Really Creepy SitesThe ones with the popups. When you leave, popupswill beg you to stay, sometimes even physicallykeeping you from leaving. In those instances, closethe browser, killing it with Task Manager (search orrun taskmgr.exe) is necessary, or even shutting thecomputer down.Examples of such sites are “scareware” that makes itseem your PC is infected with hundreds of viruses inan attempt to make you buy.