Browsing the internet without limits has now become one of the activities in everyday life such as watching Youtube, listening to music, as well as searching for the information you need.
When surfing the internet, it is important that you access a website that is credible and secure. The reason is, cyber-crime is often a threat to internet users.
There are many types of cyber threats, one of which is a scam so you need to arm yourself with scam website detector knowledge.
Scam is a form of fraud in which cyber criminals often use fake websites to trick victims. The purpose of scam websites is various, ranging from stealing money such as fake banks, stealing personal information, and others.
Here are a number of ways to identify a credible website so that when you surf the internet you avoid being scammed:
- Check Site URL
The first easiest way is to look at the URL of the site you want to go to. You can see from the tags used (HTTPS or HTTP), the domain name, to the top-level domain used (.com, .net, .co.id, .biz, etc.).
Pay attention to the tags used in site URLs, websites that use HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) tags are usually more secure and trustworthy than sites that use only HTTP tags.
This is because HTTPS provides authentication and encrypted communication. However, keep in mind also that websites with HTTPS tags can still potentially be scam and not credible sites. Therefore, it is important to verify it in the following advanced way.