Being a victim of a scam is never a pleasant experience. Follow these simple guidelines to protect yourself online and create the best possible shopping experience. If the site you’re viewing feels suspicious, take a moment to research and investigate it before making a purchasing decision.
How To check that URL/Website is fake/fraud or ok?
1. Before checking name of any website, first look for the domain extension i.e .com, .org, .co.in, .net, .in etc.
The name just before extension is the DOMAIN NAME of the website.
E.g., in http://amazon.diwali-festivals.com, the word before .com is “diwali-festivals” (and NOT “amazon”).
AMAZON word is seperated with ( . ) dot So, this webpage does not belong to amazon.com, but it belongs to “diwali-festivals.com”, which most of us haven’t heard of before.
You can similarly check for fraudulent (so-called) banking websites.
Before your e-banking login, make sure that the name just before “.com” is the name of your bank.
“something.icicibank.com” belongs to +ICICI*,
but “icicibank.something.com” belongs to something and not icicibank.
“icicibank.com.nu” belongs to “com”!
2. There can also be a typo in domain done purposly to confuse user to do phishing. Eg: www.facebookk.com or faceb00k.com does not relates to facebook.com
3. Nowdays you may have also seen various spam messages forwarded by users claiming to get free mobile or mobile phone at Rs.250/- or Free Talktime etc.
Before attempting to forward such messages, always check for domain name and website. Inputing data and doing some task as said on their website may result in your smartphone infected by some malware. There are several scripts present on such website which may be executed. So Beware and dont fall in such trap. There is nothing FREE in this world.
4. Also please check before downloading apk or android apps for smartphone. http://googleplay.com/store/apps/com.ife.google
Does not belongs to Google, it belongs to googleplay.com which is not owned by Google.
But http://play.google.com/store/apps/com.ife.google belongs to Google.
Many Times you got messages regarding deals or free products on whatsapp/facebook which are actualy scams so you can check those links accordingly.