Watch out for bad actors pretending to be reputable companies to try and scam folks into sharing personal information, including passwords, account numbers, and banking details.
We’ve developed a set of tips and best practices below to help keep yourself and your account information safe.
Scammers often create emails or public websites that look like they come from reputable companies, but in actuality are fake. You may be prompted to provide account information, like your email and password. But these fake emails and websites can steal your information, which is then used fraudulently.
Here at Web Host Pro, our website—and all communication from us—will be from webhost.pro or webhostpro.com. If an email from Web Host Pro comes to your inbox, check that it’s being sent from a webhost.pro or webhostpro.com email address. And, when you’re logging onto the Web Host Pro website, double-check that webhost.pro or webhostpro.com is what appears in the address bar. Genuine Web Host Pro websites will always end in “webhost.pro or webhostpro.com.” For example:
Tips to Protect Yourself
Check return email addresses and website address bars to determine if they’re legitimate.
Use the customer service numbers or email addresses listed in invoices, account statements, or legitimate websites to confirm if the business is actually trying to reach you.
Don’t provide sensitive information over the phone unless you’re sure you’re talking to a legitimate organization. It’s always better to err on the side of caution vs assumption.
Don’t make payments or send money to someone whose identity you’re not able to verify.