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Potential Fraud Warning

You invited your friends over to watch the latest summer blockbuster, but there’s no way you are paying $16.99 to a streaming service to watch one movie. Besides, your co-worker sent you a link to a streaming website where you can watch new movies for free.

So you connect the projector to your laptop and click the movie link…

But first you must download an app to access the library of new movies. After downloading the app, you press play and realize it’s not what you expected. Not only are you stuck with a grainy picture and poor sound quality, but ads are popping up left and right and your computer freezes.

In your desire to save a few dollars, you downloaded malware to your system, making you vulnerable to identity theft.

Falling victim to pirated content can be embarrassing, but it’s more common than you may think. In fact, piracy statistics show there were over 17 billion visits to pirate sites in 2018, and those numbers have increased each year. The most dangerous part is that nearly 80% of those pirate sites feature malware-ridden ads.

While not every free streaming site is illegal, there are warning signs to look out for. To be safe, avoid the streaming sites listed below and trust StreamSafely to point you toward legitimate streaming platforms.

Common Streaming Sites & Devices That Host Illegal Content

When you’re looking for a movie or TV Show to stream, be sure to avoid these dangerous websites and devices:

  • 123Movies
  • Area 51
  • Chitram TV
  • FMovies
  • Flixtor
  • iStreamitAll
  • Kodi
  • MediaBox HD
  • Mobdro
  • Moviesjoy
  • Putlocker
  • Roja Directa
  • Soap2day
  • Some IPTV Services
  • Streamango
  • The Pirate Bay
  • uTorrent
  • Vumoo