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Investigative Tools

Here are a collection of tools for investigating suspicious online content. Links with an asterix are tools that we found to be most valuable to investigate Internet fraud. [Updated 10/1/17]

Check for Malware:
1. Zulu URL Risk Analyzer *(Best Resource Award from TDS!)
2. VirusTotal.com *
3. MalwareURL.com
4. Sucuri SiteCheck

Understand Who Owns a Website/Domain, Where it is Located and How Old It Is:
1. WHOIS.sc*
2. WHOIS.net
3. Better WHOIS
4. Reverse IP Lookup*
5. 2-Letter Country Codes*

Lengthen “Shortened URLs”:
1. Unshorten.it *
2. Urlex.org *
3. LinkPeelr
4. URL Xray
5. WhereDoesThisLinkGo.com

Investigate Phishing:
1. Phishtank
2. Anti-Phishing Working Group

Fight Internet Fraud:
1. Cybercops

“419” and Advance Fee Scams:
1. 419Eater
2. ScamVictimsUnited.com

Investigate Spam:
1. Spamhaus Project
2. SpamHelp.org
3. SpamCop.net