Someone has recently shared with me a link to what strongly smells like a scam site (it's a pyramid-link-share scheme type thing).

I've googled the site so I can provide hard evidence to the sharer that they should avoid it, but it seems to be very new and there's little to no information about it that I can find.

Is it on-topic to ask if that specific site is a scam?

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    xyz.com is a commercial site (which may or may not be a scam: I make no comment). If you want a placeholder example domain, may I suggest using example.com?
    – TRiG
    Apr 12, 2017 at 13:24
  • Good point; I've amended the question.
    – daiscog
    Apr 12, 2017 at 13:50
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    This might be one topic at skeptics. I've seen one similar question there.
    – jpaugh
    Apr 17, 2017 at 19:33

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No, it's not on topic. We do not do security reviews of products, services, or sites.

  • What about scam schemes ? I think you could always ask how a certain sites scam works or could theoretically work. Or what about ways to verify that a site is real ? Eg. if someone sets up faebook.com and tries to phish people, is the question how to determine if the site belongs to facebook.com on topic ? Apr 12, 2017 at 7:40
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    "How scams work" is off-topic. How to validate a website actually has answered questions here, so would be closed as a dupe. I'm open to some form of the question to be on-topic, but I can't think of one at the moment.
    – schroeder Mod
    Apr 12, 2017 at 7:45

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