Threats in the Internet - fake websites
We can come across fraud on the Internet more and more often. One of them is creating pages that pretend to be real login pages for various websites. These are both mobile banking platforms and email. In this article, you'll learn how to spot fake login pages so that you don't fall victim to scammers.
How do I know if a website is a fake?
However, in case of more carefully prepared attacks, criminals use very similar domains to avoid the risk of fraud being detected before the victims provide them with login details, e.g. auth.bilbay.net. - do you see the difference? You have to look carefully. Always check that the domain displayed does not contain "typos" or additional characters.
This is not the case in carefully prepared attacks - scammers use very similar domains to reduce the risk of fraud detection by the victim, e.g. auth.bilbay.net. Therefore, it is important to check carefully that the displayed domain does not contain any "typos" or additional characters.
Another way to mislead victims is to use subdomains to hide the real domain. For example auth.bitbay.net.page.com. That is why it is crucial to verify that auth.bitbay.net is followed by "/" and not by a period and additional words or characters.
How not to be deceived?
It is essential to remember that you should not click on the links to pages in emails that claim to redirect us to the login page (e.g. a "Sign in" button, etc.).
It is also worth adding the correct website address https://auth.bitbay.net as a bookmark to the browser and using it to enter our platform. Opt-out of visiting our website by searching for "bitbay" on Google.
Raising the awareness of Internet users is a critical task for every financial institution and other entity, but we can see that scammers are not idle, either. The most important principle that every Internet user should follow is to remain alert and careful.