Script Summary: Filters out scam scripts at Userscripts.org. Over 600 known scam & spam accounts blocked, plus source code scanning for unknown authors.
Userscripts.org currently contains over 2,000 scam scripts.
There is currently no way to report scam scripts and have them officially removed. Scam Filter attempts to do the next best thing by detecting them for you.
Scam Filter checks script authors against a list of over 600 known scam, spam & copycat authors.
For unknown authors, Scam Filter scans each script's code for known scam patterns. Likely scams are then hidden. The filter works when you browse or search the Userscripts.org script list. A toggle link is provided to re-display hidden scripts.
Most of the "Facebook Auto Like" scripts are scams.
So are "Auto Suggest" and "Get Followers" scripts. If you install them, they cause YOU to like pages the script author is trying to promote, instead of getting likes FOR you. To make matters worse, many Facebook scam scripts say they are for other websites, but use your Facebook account without your knowledge.
Authors of highly suspicious and useless scripts are included.
Scam Filter blocks authors who post blank scripts, suspicious scripts (eg. scripts that contain hidden code), and copies of other people's scripts (usually modified to include spam links). It also blocks accounts that haven't posted any scripts (yet) but are clearly operated by scammers and spammers.
Scam authors periodically "update" their scripts in order to keep them near the top of the Userscripts.org list (some do this many times per day). Don't blindly trust reviews either: Scam authors post positive reviews for each other, and use phony accounts to post further positive reviews of their own scripts.
Note that Ultoo.com scripts that submit specific names or mobile numbers are blocked as highly suspicious, though they are not confirmed scams (testing would require an India-based mobile phone, which I don't have).
Pattern Scan checks for scam patterns in code from unknown authors, while a large blacklist filters out scripts from known scammers and other unwanteds.
Scripts that contain hidden code that can not verified are also blocked as scams.
A toggle link is provided, along with a count of the number of suspected scams detected on the current page.
When you choose to show suspected scams using the toggle link, those scripts are shown with scam tags.
Rolling your mouse over a suspected scam shows the reason it's been tagged.
Your toggle setting is saved locally, so it will persist across pages and sessions.
Continuous Scroll (ala Facebook) loads more results when you get to the bottom of a page. This must be enabled via Settings, and is a new feature that may contain bugs.
Filter updates are automatically checked, and a discreet notice is displayed if an update is found. Update notices are displayed a maximum of 3 times per day. An option is provided to disable this.
Scammers will post negative reviews for this script. After all, I'm ruining their scams.
If you like this script, please help keep its rating fair by posting a positive review.
Report bugs, undetected scams, and false-positives via this script's discussion forum.
If you're interested in details about this filter's progress, see Announcements.
Mozilla Firefox with Greasemonkey or Scriptish
Google Chrome with Tampermonkey
Apple Safari with NinjaKit
Opera with Violentmonkey
Duplicate scripts are sometimes installed during updates. If you experience unexpected behavior, check to see that you only have ONE copy of Scam Filter installed. If you have multiples, uninstall all older versions, leaving only the newest.
How to use...
1. Adding Plugin
i. Open this link
ii. Click "Add to Firefox"
i. Open this link
ii. Click "Add to Chrome"
i. Open this link
ii. Click "Add to Opera"
i. Click Install