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Web Spoofing - How to Avoid It
What is it?
Web spoofing is one of the latest scams circulating on the Internet. Web spoofing happens when a scammer creates a copy of a web site on the Internet. This copy looks the same as the real one, but it's used to confuse and mislead the real web's visitors by redirecting them to the copy without their knowledge.
How does it work?
The scammer controls the false website and uses it to gain access to the following information: user identification logons, user passwords, personal information, and Internet usage habits.
How do I protect myself?
- Scan your PC regularly to detect and remove spyware.
- Update your PC's operating system and web browser software regularly.
- Look to ensure "https://" appears in the website address and that the security padlock icon appears on the website that is requesting personal information.
- Verify the certicate of the website by clicking on the padlock icon to make sure that the certificate is valid and current.
- Learn about Internet fraud scams and prevention techniques.
- Regularly request and validate the accuracy of credit reports.
- Keep an up-to-date virus protection program on your computer.