Ten Years of Scamdex!


Yes, Scamdex started ten years ago, in 2004! When I started, it was a very simple site, hand-written in Perl and was purely a database of email scams. Now it includes Scam Tip Off Reports and many more emails. I would like to thank my visitors, who mostly arrive via a search engine (mainly Google) for reading my all too infrequent blog posts and supporting my site with ad clicks.

When I first started Scamdex, I was the only kid on the block. Internet Security was barely visible, beyond sellers of Anti-Virus stuff. I was number 1 in the search rankings for ’email scam’ for the first couple of years then business and government got interested.

The design has always been ‘challenged’, partly because of the dynamic, database-driven nature of the site, but I like to think it has improved over the years. The earliest view I can find is here. I do have a long term plan to update the look and feel completely, using Twitter Bootstrap to make the site better accessible to the growing trend of mobile device viewership. It’s just time…..

Here’s to another ten years!

One thought on “Ten Years of Scamdex!

  1. karan says:

    Thank you for starting this site. I have been getting email scams every day for years and have been looking for the best site to double check them and i finally found it when i opened yoyr site. I really appreciate you helping all of us to know that we have a place to go to verify all the fraud and protecting us from these people…

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