A new version that integrates an account system for reporting and tracking scams has recently been launched. Every Internet user has the possibility to create a user account in order to join an ever growing anti-scam community.
Currently, for 2 reasons :
Nothing easier and as simple as on Google 😎 ! Just click on the “Login” button located in the top bar. A form will prompt you to enter your credentials when you have them. Otherwise, a link directs you to create an account.
You will then be asked to enter your email address, a nickname, your preferred language and a password. At the end of this step, a validation email will be sent to you.
To know :
As indicated at the beginning of this post, it is possible to subscribe to a comment thread in 2 ways: by reporting a scam or by leaving a comment.
Simply check the box “Be informed when comments are made on the report”: You can perform this action whether you are connected or not. In the second case, it will be necessary to create an account if it has not been done before…
If you wish to be informed by email of the arrival of new comments, you must leave one by checking the box “Receive an email when new messages arrive”. In this case, a prior connection is necessary, otherwise the box will remain grayed out and unclickable.
When you are logged in, your nickname is displayed on the top right of your screen. By clicking on it, a drop-down menu displays the possibility to modify your user profile (Pseudonym and passwords in particular) and to visualize the followed subjects (subscriptions): If you click on followed topics, you will see all the reports you have subscribed to in a table. You will then be able to see how many new comments have been made since you last read the alert. Clicking on the alert will take you directly to it. If you want to delete a subscription on a specific report, just click on “Do not follow anymore”: it will be instantly deleted from the list and you will not receive any more mail about it.
You will receive an email when new comments are posted on the feeds you are following. In order to be as little intrusive as possible in your daily life, we have decided to send you at most only one per day! For this last reason, if new comments are posted after your visit, the information will only arrive the next day. What does this email contain?
Indeed, if you don't want to receive any more notification emails, you just have to click on this last link to unsubscribe from all the alerts you were following! For your convenience, this link works even if you are not logged in 🙂 There, I think I have given you the basics of how this new Scamwatcher feature works… It should allow a large number of Internet users to get quality advice…
You probably suspect that we will not stop there! We are going to continue the evolution of the site to bring you more and more services. Without completely revealing our final goal, here are the main features that should be implemented in the coming months: