Frequently Asked Questions

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What is "CallingID"?

Who needs CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0?

What is CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0?

What applications does LinkAdvisor 2.0 support?

How does CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0 work?


What is "CallingID"?

Just like "Caller-ID" is a service that provides a caller's name and telephone number on your phone before you answer the call, a "CallingID" is a service that displays the name of the owner of a site you plan to visit or are visiting. LinkAdvisor2.0 is a CallingID service that displays the rating, name, address, server location, etc. of the sites you plan to visit or send information to, in order to protect you from identity theft, phishing scams and internet fraud.Top

Who needs CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0?

Everyone who has at least one website login and/or buys products and/or services over the internet needs CallingID Link Advisor 2.0. It puts the fun back into using the web while eliminating the fear of being inadvertently scammed or having your identity stolen. It offers you a safe browsing experience. The bad guys are experts at getting your information or getting you to send your password and credit card information to them. The identity theft can begin with an innocent newsletter sign-up scam to get your email and password. If you didn't provide them a usable password to your other accounts, they send you targeted emails soliciting information, verification requests, or urgent alerts from (what appears to be) your bank, that your account or credit card has been hacked or overdrawn. It all starts by you providing information to some site you don't know. Don't go to risky sites and Don't provide any information to risky sites CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0 includes sophisticated techniques to identify the real target sites for all the links that you plan to follow before you click on them and continues to alert you all the way through the elaborate identity theft tricks. CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0 ensures that you won't be one of the estimated 2,000 internet users falling victim to identity theft every day. For more information about who's in danger of falling prey to phishing scams please read the BBC article: "Research reveals phishing hooks"Top

What is CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0?

CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0 combines and enhances the functionality of CallingID Internet (toolbar) and CallingIDLink Advisor into a single easy to use SaaS-based product. It provides real-time (as you need it) scam protection, identity protection and password protection and unmasks the primary sources of identity theft, Internet fraud and password theft in all its variations. LinkAdvisor 2.0 helps you avoid identity theft, phishing scams and malware sites by identifying the site ownership and rating before you go to it and then ensures that you are actually accessing the site you intend to before you send any information to it. It identifies the real target of links in emails, IMs and search results and tells you who they are, where they are and if they are OK to send information to; as well as confirming that the information will be sent with privacy across the internet. In other words, it automatically invokes the necessary internet security logic that scrutinizes the links to sites and exposes the bad guys' attempts to trick you whenever you want to follow or enter a link.Top

What applications does LinkAdvisor 2.0 support?

CallingID supports currently the following on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 :
Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome AOL Avant Outlook
Outlook Express Thunderbird Incredimail Eudora Windows Mail ICQ
AIM Google Talk Yahoo! Facebook* Twitter MySpace*
Microsoft Word
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How does CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0 work?

CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0 is a Software as a Service (SaaS) application with sophisticated access verification logic in both your computer and in the cloud to make sure that you have real-time site identification and can be sure that you are accessing the site you intend to. Using a SaaS approach ensures that you have real-time protection rather than being exposed during the periodic update cycle of other approaches while significantly reducing the memory and disk footprint and CPU resources needed on your PC. CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0 uses the CallingID evaluation engine and database engine resources in our data centers to identify, rate and verify the site(s) before you visit it in real-time. This ensures that you have the most current information about the sites, including those that just came up today or a minute ago. CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0 invokes the local and cloud-based evaluation and verification tests and leverages multiple international information databases to give you the most informed and accurate assessment of the sites available. Since automated engines, no matter how sophisticated, cannot provide the verification of every site in real time, we have a highly skilled risk assessment team to deal with the exceptions. It is important that the user always be provided the most current information available. You will never get an "unknown." CallingID LinkAdvisor 2.0 always identifies the site in real-time. Remember, CallingID does much more than checking if a target site is free of malware. It provides you confirmation of ownership and contact information, as well as ratings regarding businessreputation.Top