Are you the sort of person who’s always falling for scams? Are you having trouble telling apart what is real and what isn’t? Fortunately there’s a solution just for people like you. The folks over at Amos Studios have announced the launch of a new app called Scam Detector. Made for the iPhone, this iOS app reveals some of the most popular scams in the world so the next time you encounter something too good to be true or outlandish, you can just run it through the app to see whether it’s real or not.
The scams are divided into nine different categories: auto, face to face, telephone, travel, and internet (which is broken into five areas: social networking, financial, employment, housing and online auctions). So the next time you see a link to an Osama video or the latest “make money from home!” advertisement, you won’t be caught off guard.
All you have to do is enter a few keywords describing the scam and the app will search its database for anything related, which from then you can make an informed decision about whether or not what you’re looking at is a scam (it probably is). Users who encounter scams that aren’t in the database can even submit scams they’ve discovered, which is a good way to expand the number of cons that other people can be warned about.
The Scam Detector is available now from the Apple App Store for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It will set you back $0.99 but there’s a Lite version for you to tryout (it detects less scams than the full version). An Android version is in the works.
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