Scammers easily fool people most of the time when it comes to financial sites. A few tips for “safe hex” that most people evidently don’t know about or don’t care about.
- Check the lock on your browser — if its busted, don’t trust the site.
- Check the link before you click it — if you see “http://www.paypal.com/” in the text of the email, but the status bar shows “http;//paypalrewards.com/”, then don’t click the link. The email is a scam.
- If you get a popup when going to a financial site, read it. Most likely its telling you something is wrong. If it asks you if you want to trust the site, say “no!” and get out of there.
- Don’t be an idiot. Just because your login works on the site doesn’t mean the site is legit. One woman in the study above typed her username and password into the site to see if it was real.
- Just because the site or email looks real doesn’t mean that it is.