Don’t be a victim of online scams that use fake Web sites and e-mail addresses to steal your sensitive information. If a company requests information from you, go directly to their Web site and submit the information rather than clicking on a link sent to you via e-mail.
Check your browser and the URL.
- If the site is secure, your browser will show a “lock” graphic (usually in the lower right corner).
- The URL will begin with “https://” and not “http://”. The “s” tells you the server is employing secure protocol.