Scam Intelligence by

What is Scami?

Scami is an algorithm developed by to detect the legitimacy of online retailers. Scami uses intelligence to determine a retailer's rating. Although the algorithm is proprietary of, it takes into account content, external links, and online reputation of the site.

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Keep in mind that Scami was built and tuned for online retailers. This means that it will work best when shops hosted by Shopify or Spreadshirt are scanned. However, any website can be checked and will receive a score.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question: How does Scami work?
Answer: Scami works by scanning websites and scraping information from them. Some of this information is visiual, such as text, images, and videos. Most are nonvisual, such as network host, WhoIs registration, and SSL certificate information. Scami then uses this information to determine a threat level for a website and logs it into a database. This database helps Scami build models of scam networks, which then can be used to find even more scam websites. Scami is the first proactive threat intelligence algorithm built for ecommerce stores specifically.

Question: How many threat indicators does Scami check against when determining a site's score?
Answer: The Scam Intelligence algorithm is always changing and growing. This means that the amount of threat indicators we check against is also always adapting. At the time of writing this, Scami uses over 1,800 threat indicators to determine the score of a website. This indicators come in the form of phone numbers, email addresses, phrases, and reviews.

Question: My website was flagged as a scam. What can I do?
Answer: Scami has found ecommerce websites that are made using templates. If you have not replaced the content in the template, this can cause your website to be flagged as a potential threat. If this is the case, replace the template content with original content and check back in a few days. Scami tries to check itself every 24-36 hours to keep its data updated.

If you want to see why your website was flagged, we would love to point you in the right direction. Feel free to email us at either or and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Question: I found a sketchy email address / phone number / phrase / review. Is it a threat indicator?
Answer: If the email address is one found on an ecommerce website that is free (,,, it may be a scam. If you've called the phone number with no response, or it redirects you to an unrelated business, it's a scam. If it is a generalized phrase, it may be a scam. If it is a generalized review, it also may be a scam.

Scami allows users to check it's database of threat indicators. Visit the Scam Network Tracker and enter the potential indicator to see if there are any threats linked to it.