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Fake Websites & Content Verification

Detection & Verification of Fake, Fraudulent & Scam Websites (COP)

This course is developed as a Self-Study Training Guide and will serve to assist you in preparing for the Social Media Information Sourcing & Verification Certification of Subject Proficiency Exam.

Since social media is construed as a tool of collective wisdom, it is used by researchers, journalists, investigators, social scientists, advertisers and others for information collection. However, because of its growth, it has caused information overload creating massive data cloud. This growth has compounded the issues of filtering out information from the fakes, and useful chatter from the meaningless ones.

You will learn in this course, ways to Determine if a Website is Fake, Fraudulent, or a Scam. How to Protect Yourself from Phishing and Fake Websites? What is Phishing? Verifying Fake or Unreliable Information on Website Content Pages, Website Layout or Design and Multimedia Files include Images. Website Authentication of Claims, Offers, Products, Services, and much more.


Examination Syllabus - Detailed Topics

By earning this certification, you will be able to learn:


There are two types of fake websites, those that contain false information with an intent to defraud or mislead users to scam (also called Phishing or Spoofing Sites) and the other sites that showcase false information to sell products and services. However, there are some websites that are built on a temporary basis using hidden IP addresses and concealed domain ownership. In this course, we will be discussing the topics shown below.

  • Identifying Most Likely Fake Websites and Scams Sites and How to Identify these Sites?
  • Verifying Fake or Unreliable Information on Website Content Pages, Website Layout or Design and Multimedia Files includes Images
  • Website Authentication of Claims, Offers, Products and Services


Member: 20% off
Non-member: USD $39.95


CIRS Exam Guidance

4 Hours

Webinar Available on Demand

Self Study Course

Certificate of Proficiency

Final Exam Details

30 Q&A

30 Min. Duration

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