Typosquatting Don’t Be Victom
Posted by Tanesha White
It’s funny that I came across Hubze’s blog post about this just days after something like this happened to me. There are so many scammers out there that take advantage of so many people everyday on the internet. Since the rise of spoof emails years back and still today I’m always very wary of the links I click on, and always pay close attention to the URL it actually takes me too.
Well during my speed typing I was planning on visiting Twitter.com but instead I typed Twtter.com. honest mistake, but I saw right away the URL was for a survey site, and these sneaky little programs mirrored Twitter, so I’m sure many people fell for the spoof and ended up paying up from all the text messages racked up because they prompted you to enter a mobile number.
These Typesquatters take full advantage of popular sites and use similar “typoed” urls to fool you. So be aware of what is displayed in the URL bar not what the site looks like. Just just a word of advice that is valuable to pass onto those that are less internet savvy.