Privacy: Know your browser or get phished
A few tips:
1) Always make sure the location or address bar (the thing at the top with the "https://www.whatever..." web address in it) has a web address (URL) you are positive you recognize. For example, https://www.ebay.com/myaccount/ is probably the correct website for accessing your eBay account, but the address https://www.ebay.ws/myaccount/ looks deceptively similar, but could be a scammer.
2) Make sure that the above begins with "https://" -- it's the 's' that's important; it stands for secure.
3) Always make sure you see your browser's lock icon (or whatever icon yours uses) somewhere in the browser chrome; usually down at the bottom somewhere. That also means it's a secure connection.
These alone will not protect you from scammers and phishers. You have to learn how to use your browser and learns its vulnerabilities, and be ever vigilant on the Net, whether clicking on a link in your email or typing in an address blind in your browser.
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