Searching For Credibility Online
138,000 people have adopted
an alternative to spyware removal programs in TrustGauge.com.
website reports on the trustworthiness of Internet properties
and helps consumers take a proactive approach in locating
credible organizations on the Web and avoiding malicious spyware
TrustGauge uses a combination of factors to determine a
websites’ TrustScore™ including the availability of information
about the business such as email and postal address, websites
features such as secure billing pages, general traffic
popularity (provided by Ranking.com) and the presence or absence
of third party validation seals of approval such as those
provided by ValidatedSite™ (www.ValidatedSite.com).
Consumers can assess the integrity of Web companies and software
purveyors by utilizing TrustGauge™ before initiating a download.
Consumers can also submit reviews and complaints or check the
Trust Score™ of individual websites before downloading software
by visiting TrustGauge.com. TrustGauge also features a “Review
and Complaint” system so that consumers can submit information
on any site as they surf the Internet.
"Historically, there has not been a way for consumers to
determine the trustworthiness of companies before downloading or
any opportunity to complain about an organization when they feel
they have been violated," says TrustGauge spokesperson Pete
Prestipino. "TrustGauge provides an option for consumers to
determine who to do business with first, and recourse when they
feel they have been wronged."
TrustGauge has also developed a Spyware Guide for consumers to
learn more about what Spyware is and how to protect themselves
from this malicious software -
About TrustGauge: TrustGauge.com, part of a family of
over 1,000 Internet domains, was developed with the web
community (both consumers and website owners) in mind. As a
leader in making the Internet all that it can be, TrustGauge’s
array of affiliations helps consumers determine the overall
trustworthiness of web sites. TrustGauge.com has the backing and
resources of EMERgency 24, Inc., its’ 36-year-old U.S. parent
company with 24-hour personnel in Chicago, Detroit, Washington
D.C., Los Angeles and Santiago, Chile.
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