Do you know how to spot Scam Websites?

Spooky time of year, Halloween.

So watch out for goblins. Don’t let them latch on to your computer.

That’s right, Scammers want to trick you into opening the door. Don’t! Be careful and be aware. Keep those buggers out.

If you are unsure what to look for click and read this post by Daniel Nations.

How to Recognize Scam Websites Learn how to protect your identity anywhere online by Daniel Nations

Here is what I learned about how to avoid a Scammers trick. 

  1. Google is my friend…
    • Google an email link before clicking.
    • Google and research any link from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media.
  2. Even if the website seems legit…
    • check for spelling errors.
    • look for contact information
    • Find a privacy statement?
  3. As seen on…
    • Anyone can make this claim
  4. Trust…
    • Again, anyone can copy a seal of approval or trust security seal.
  5. Fake website address...
    • Is there a weird spelling in the address?
    • Lots of dashes and dots?
    • No dot-org or dot-com? Probably not legit.
  6. Http:// vs Https://…
    • One is secure and encrypted and one is not.
  7. Payment process…
    • No wire transfers is a no-brainer.
    • Refunds, Customer service? A must have.
  8. Where to double-check…

What do you think?

Did this arm you with a little more information?

Did you learn anything new? What?

Have you any tips for avoiding scammers?

Share in the comments. And let’s get only treats this Halloween.

Also, if you can please stop by my other locations and say “hey!” I’ll leave a light on. 

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25 thoughts on “Do you know how to spot Scam Websites?

  1. Thank you for posting this! There was a show on TV the other night about ransomware – apparently the scammers can embed it in legit websites now as well as fake ones, so it’s really important to back up all your files. I spent the whole of yesterday copying files to a flash drive. Tedious, but necessary!

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