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    Always look at your Browser location bar

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    When some emails you receive are real, they're really from the companies you do business with. If you click on a link in an email check the site you arrive at. Look at your location bar and make sure you have arrived at the correct site. If the email is from Circuit City, for example make sure your location bar now says www.circuitcity.com in it. This is very important. Also stay away from sites which refer you to their IP address. An IP address is a series of numbers separated by dots which represent the numerical location of the Web server. For example many phishing scams will end up showing something like http://122.56.89.120 in your browser location bar.


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    Also look for https:// in the location bar.

    Normally you view links w/ a "http://" in front of the www. When a site is running security on the pages you're looking at those pages will start w/ a "https://". Notice there's now an "s" standing for security. The "s" part only needs to be present when you're passing private information. If you're entering your credit card information for example. Another example is on Roadfly. If you're updating your Inner Circle information that section of the Roadfly site is secure so the browser location bar will always have https in it.

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    Re: Also look for https:// in the location bar.

    Also be careful of clicking any links as some actually run a hidden program that wil always divert you to the false site even if you type in the URL yourself.

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