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How not to fall for scammers?

Without brute force, scammers can make you lose control of your accounts, personal data, and even finances.

Simply put - scam sites are made to "catch" inattentive buyers. Some of the most common ways are: discounts and sales, winning cool gadgets or checking a bank card in the registry of data stolen by hackers.

So how do you avoid phishers?

- Carefully read the spelling of domains and URLs, check it for typos, substitution of letters, numbers. If this is a purchase, then look for information about the store on forums, social networks, where real people leave reviews.

Trying to confuse users, attackers often replace letters with symbols - for example, the number "1" instead of the letter "I": ONL1NE, not ONLINE. Also replace or omit letters in the domain.

- Look for the letter s - secure (security) in the https protocol next to the domain. But if the site begins with "http: //" - this is a reason to doubt the originality of the page.

- Check your SSL certificate. First of all, look for a certificate. Clicking on the "lock", you check the type of certificate. If you see an OV or EV certificate, this is a 99.999% guarantee that this is the original site and the organization for which the certificate was issued is not a fake.

- Find user agreements, payment terms, personal data processing policies. But check not only the presence, but the text itself.

- Be always on the alert and check information about the activities of companies.