Scam artists are putting up especially convincing imposter websites. Some of them can fool even the experts.
"S" is for Secure
Look in the address bar. You should see "https" at the beginning of the address, indicating the connection to that site is "secure." Most legitimate websites begin with "http." It does not mean that other sites cannot be trusted; it merely means they are not protected with additional security for activities such as online banking.
- View the digital certificate
Look for and click on the lock icon to view the site's digital certificate.