If you are looking at a very quick way to identify if a website is legit or not, you need to read this.
I developed a method that takes only 2 seconds from the moment you click the link, to the moment you identify if you should keep looking or if you will just close the window and report the website or move on with your life.
How did it all start?
I am following a number of Discord servers, so yesterday I saw this message
Of course I had to check that out! (I am curious by nature)
So I clicked the site and.. (let the clock count seconds now)
2 seconds’ method
- Site opens
Conclusion Automatically I think to myself “RED FLAG”! STOP HERE
When I spot a red flag, I do not continue my navigation unless there is a specific reason. I usually report the website to google so that they can check if they are a phishing/scam/fraudulent site etc.
In this case, the user responded that to me
The scammers always find new ways to scam users.
Always stay vigilant and do your own research!
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