Trend Micro has announced its partnership with Scamadviser, a free-to-use online tool that enables users to check websites for potential risk or fraudulent activity. As the key security vendor to Scamadvisor’s site, the partnership provides Trend Micro with the opportunity to educate a sizeable audience around the importance of combating online scams and misinformation.
As a Foundation Partner, Trend Micro will support Scamadviser’s Global State of Scam Report as well as the 2021 Global Online Scam Summit – the organization’s annual event occurring in November. The event brings together the world’s leading Consumer Protection Agencies, Law Enforcement Bureaus, Governments, NGOs, and Commercial Organizations to work together in fighting online fraud by sharing insights, knowledge, and data. In addition, Scamadvisor will join Trend Micro in promoting the company’s 2021 TMIE Global Cybersecurity Summit for University Students that will take place in October, which seeks to promote cybersecurity knowledge sharing and stimulate students’ interest in cybersecurity careers.
“Facing an ever-expanding threat landscape, Trend Micro continues to do what it has always done best – building global partnerships that will help to secure the connected world we all live in,” said Brook Stein, Director of Product Management for Consumer Security Products at Trend Micro. “We are excited to support Scamadviser and the Ecommerce Foundation in their mission to protect consumers across the world against being victims of fraud-related crime. As two organizations that are endlessly driven to diminish the impact of scams on the undeserving, our collaboration is a natural fit.”
“We are very proud to welcome Trend Micro to our network of strategically selected allies. With over 30 years of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro is a trusted authority in all matters of digital security,” says Jorij Abraham, Managing Director at Scamadviser. “Together we will work harder than ever to combat the growing threat of online fraud and scams.”
The partnership announcement follows the fall 2020 U.S. launch of Trend Micro Check – the company’s free online Google Chrome extension that utilizes the latest AI technology to detect scams. The quick-install extension offers users the ability to identify and avoid online fraud and misinformation in real-time, including suspicious stories and websites, news sources and sales scams. The tool was recently updated with new features, including real-time scam alert notifications and AdBlock, which prevents third party tracking and allows for enhanced privacy online.