What Is Temu?

Temu (temu.com) is an online retailer for electronics, home decor, pet supplies, sports, and toys offering wholesale prices. As of July 2023, the site temu.com gets an estimated 252 million monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates that temu.com was founded for the first time on September 23, 2002; however, it was saved sparingly between 2002 and 2019 and wasn’t saved at all during 2020 or 2021. Since mid 2022, it has been saved regularly, suggesting it may have new owners since then. The Internet Archive has saved the domain temu.com 118,374 times between September 23, 2002 and August 18, 2023.

Is Temu Safe?

I analyzed temu.com for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam. Here are the results:

I checked the site temu.com on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with no issues. You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site temu.com.

temu.com Sucuri results

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Sucuri says the site temu.com doesn’t have malware or any important security issues and is a low security risk.

Some hardening improvements can be made:

  • Missing Content-Security-Policy directive. We recommend to add the following CSP directives (you can use default-src if all values are the same): script-src, object-src, base-uri, frame-src

However, these hardening improvements don’t impact the Sucuri grade.

To check this further I ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site temu.com and it says the page is suspicious. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site temu.com.

Unmask Parasites cites 1 suspicious inline script found:

!function(e){function r(){return location.host.indexOf("htjdemo.com")>0?["static.htjdemo.com"]:["static.kwcdn.com","stati...

I also checked the site temu.com on VirusTotal and it isn’t malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the site temu.com.

temu.com VirusTotal results

In conclusion, Sucuri says the site temu.com doesn’t have malware. Unmask Parasites says the site temu.com is clean of parasites. VirusTotal and Sucuri say the domain temu.com isn’t malicious or blacklisted. Overall grade: Safe.

Links and Profiles

Website: temu.com
Facebook: shoptemu
Twitter: @shoptemu
Instagram: temu
YouTube: @temu
TikTok: @shoptemu
Pinterest: shoptemu


1. SimilarWeb – temu.com

2. Wayback Machine – temu.com