The internet has made it very easy to interact with multiple businesses for multiple purposes. But the downside is the cybercrime and the criminals that can hack our devices and can steal our information.
Fortunately we have some methods through which we can identify if the online business is legitimate or not. Check the URL First, make sure you have the correct web address. If you find yourself on the wrong website, do a web search for the company, product, or service you’re looking for. • Look for signs of a secure website Look for a URL that begins with “https:”—the “s” stands for “secure.” • A padlock or unbroken key (depending on your browser) in the browser’s address bar while viewing a website is also a good indicator of a site’s security. • Check your browser’s security settings. • You can also access your browser’s settings to ensure that it alerts you to suspicious or fake websites. Look closely at the content If the site's content is well-written and free of grammar and spelling errors, it is more likely to be a legitimate site.
If the site's content is poorly written and full of grammar and spelling errors, it is less likely to be a legitimate site.