How to verify shortened links are safe

A client sent me a shortened link via Skype this evening which looked suspicious. This got me to look around to see if there were tools that could verify if shortened were safe. I found two useful tools for this.

  1. CheckShortURL. This online tool will automatically expand a shortened link so that you can verify if the link is dubious or a real link.
  2. Online Link Scan. This online tool will scan links for viruses, malware, spyware and trojans by checking the link against a number of scanning tools.


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