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somebodytell me how i check original or fake sites..any idea..and what isphishing how can i save my self from phishing or fake sites..??

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Phishing is when a bad person tries to trick you to logging into a fake website. The fake website will store your log in details so that the thief can log in to the real website and steal your credit card data or transfer money from your bank account,

The only sure way to ensure you are on a genuine website and not a phishing website is to carefully type the URL into the browser location bar yourself.

Otherwise, do not trust the URL even if you think it looks correct because phishers have various ways of making a fake URL look real (for instance using the number '1' in place of the letter 'l').

The best and only solution (especially if you are logging into a bank website or a shopping website that stores your credit card details or even social networking websites which are often attacked by phishers) is to ALWAYS type the URL manually into the browser location/address bar and NEVER log in or provide confidential information to a website directly after clicking a link in an email as this is how most phishers will get you.

Never give your log in details to out to anyone. Most legitimate websites will not ask for user name and password as they will have automated functions to send your password to you by email.

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First of all, most sites will be simple if its on one topic like cnn.com or youtube.com. phishing is where someone can hack you through sites that you let out information on. they can get very personal information. to save yourself i would recommend not letting out any personal information period. DONT. haha. there is really no permanent way to see if its fake or not. just watch yourself

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