Monday, May 03, 2010
Learn to discern: fake websites vs the real deal
Some unfortunate, unemployed Floridians seeking their unemployment checks fell victim to a scam recently because they mistyped the state's benefits website address.
According to a post by Josh Smith on , while trying to claim their unemployment benefits some Florida residents inadvertently left out the period after the "www" of their desired world wide Web destination and landed on a different website, one full of ads and links to sites that ask for fees to file unemployment benefits. (walletpop.com)
This story is a good reminder that you need to check, and double check, a website's legitimacy before trusting content and especially before providing personal or account information. So how do you know when the site you're on is the real deal? Exercise caution and follow these tips: