Tech Tip – Checking If Links Are Safe or Spam

7th July 2021

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:

2. Use URLVoid to check a website’s reputation and detect potentially malicious lnks.  See:

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

4. Check any link that you suspect is a phishing site by using PhishTank.  See:

5. Use VirusTotal to scan a web page for malicious links: