Website Is Real Or Fake? 5 Simple Ways To Check

In the vast ocean of the internet, sometimes we become confused about the validity of some websites. You may suffer financially, mentally as well as physically if you trust a fake website and follow their instructions. To find out if a website is real or fake, there are many ways. In this post, I will discuss 5 simple ways to check if a website is real or fake.

Website Is Real Or Fake 5 Simple Ways To Check


  1. Check the URL: URL or Universal Resource Locator is generally known as the web address. Look at the address bar of the browser and you will get the URL of the website. For example, if you are reading this post on, you will see in the address bar right now. If the URL is not familiar to you or contains any extra letter with any popular website’s URL (like, you are in danger. Close the browser tab as soon as possible and report against the website if you have time. So, always browse top-level domains like .com, .net, .org etc.
  2. Look for the HTTPS: HTTPS or Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure in any address is the marker of the legitimacy of that website. If it’s HTTP, it may be malicious or unsafe to browse. You will also get this information in the address bar, just before the website’s domain name.
  3. Trust Your Browser: Use popular and trusted browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc. They will show you the Trusted icon before the domain name in the address bar. They show a caution sign and will alert you before you open the website. Trust your browser and rethink about opening the website.
  4. Check For Ads: Fake websites are made to cheat people or make free money by any means. They usually contain ads in an excessive amount from unknown advertising companies. If you find any website with violence and nudity ads, you should refrain from browsing it again.
  5. Check the WHO.IS data: WHO.IS is the website that contains all the information for the websites like domain’s registration date, servers, registration contact information, etc.

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