How to Determine if an Online Website is Legit


Scammers have thrived on the Internet for a very long time, and now it is extremely important to protect yourself from fraudulent online sites. In this guide, we’ll look at some tips that can help you recognize these sites.

Check licenses

This tip is especially important for online casino users. Before adding your payment information on these websites, it is essential to verify a legitimate online gambling license. For example, a site like Casiqo is secure as it is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority. Before a casino is licensed, the regulator must ensure that all site owners are legitimate business people who are not associated with organized crime. The licensing body will also require the casino use SSL encryption technology to prevent hackers from accessing the private information of its visitors. Additionally, sites must ensure that all of their members are over 18. If you are a problem gambler, you can use tools like self-exclusion.

Check the address bar and URL carefully

You should also pay close attention to the URL and the address bar. If it uses HTTP instead of HTTPS, you should be wary of the company and avoid it. This is because it is likely to lose your sensitive information to hackers. Note that sites with an ‘S’ in the HTTP are not automatically guaranteed to be legitimate. You should study the domain name to determine if there are any misspellings as this is a common tactic used by scammers to obtain information about users. For example, if a site’s domain is yehoo.com, you should close it immediately because it is likely to be fraudulent.

Browse website content

Once you open the website, you’ll be more likely to recognize the obvious signs of a scam. On scam sites, articles will contain many spelling mistakes, as well as other grammatical errors. The presence of low resolution images should also give you a clue that the site is not legit. In many cases, illegitimate websites won’t have a contacts page either. On a legitimate site, you can expect to find the company’s full contact details, including their phone, email address, and even links to their social media pages.

Check out Google’s Safe Browsing Transparency Report

the Google Safe Browsing Transparency Report allows you to copy and paste the URL of a website, after which the program will tell you whether you can trust the site or not. This tool is meant to be a last resort, and it can be extremely useful in cases where you are unsure of the authenticity of a site. Given Google’s vast reach, it’s extremely unlikely to miss a fraudulent website.

Conclusion

It is important to verify the legitimacy of online services before sharing your personal information. Many scammers now use fraudulent sites to steal customer data, and they can even cost you a lot of money. To determine if a site is legitimate, you need to research an appropriate license. You should also study the address bar and the domain name. If the site has content, you can study it to check for any grammatical errors. As a last resort, you should use Google Safe Browsing Transparency Report.

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