Four Ways To Identify Fake Links Created By Hackers

Currently, most people use smartphones and social media platforms every moment. Unknowingly, many fall into the trap of online hackers. Phishing is one of the deceptions that hackers produce.

Hackers build phony websites that seem like the login pages for major banks, social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, email services like Gmail, and other businesses.

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Through these websites, they communicate users. Once users enter these websites, malware can infiltrate their mobile phones or computers. Through this, hackers get unauthorized access to the user's device.

Many times, you may have received messages or emails from reputed organizations, brands, or websites. They inform you about various offers and request you to click on links to learn more or join there. Even though it may seem genuine to you, these are often traps set by hackers. Usually, these websites look just like the real ones. However, you can identify genuine links by carefully examining them.

How To Identify a Fake Links or Websites Created By Hackers?

01. Verify the email address or message sender. Check the domain name of the website. Pay attention to whether the website's address contains "https" for security. Also, ensure that the URL spelling is correct. Fake or phishing websites often have these errors. Be vigilant because a slight change in the web address can make a significant difference. For example, instead of, it might be

02. To confirm the authenticity of information in forwarded messages, look for the "Forward" symbol in messaging apps like WhatsApp or Facebook. In most cases, fake messages are forwarded to multiple people.

03. The person who sends forwarded messages often doesn't write them. They may have received the message from someone else and forwarded it to you. So, if you receive forwarded messages from familiar people, inquire about their authenticity before sharing any personal information.

04. Sometimes, fake messages may contain spelling errors or an excessive number of characters. These texts may not make sense, but they include hyperlinks. Tapping on these links may lead you to another page where you're asked for your name, address, phone number, bank account number, credit card number, or passport number. Never input such information on any page. These are traps set by hackers.

Remember, no legitimate organization will ask for your personal information, especially passwords for banks or email accounts, through messages. They also don't convey offers through messages. They announce new offers or changes on their official websites. If you have any doubts, call the company's official call center for reassurance. We wish to ensure the security of all your digital information. Stay safe and secure.

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