Started by Viktosha, Jul 05, 2022, 07:35 AM

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Hello, how to be in such a situation: someone created a scam with the same domain as mine, but only in a different zone and uses it? Really fix the reputation?


In order for you to really do anything with a 'competitor', you must have a domain name registration as a trademark. In this case, you can go to court and recover a decent amount from the crook.


If you know that another site is passing a bill, you can file a complaint against it to close it. Perhaps your domain has been bought and it makes sense to change it. Then you need a fight with a competitor that excites its users.


Check the domain
This method of verifying the authenticity of the web site is most often suitable for popular pages whose domain names are easy to remember. So that the victim does not suspect forgery, scammers register domains that are as similar as possible to the original resource:

they can insert a symbol or a number between words (kino0poisk ),
add an additional letter or replace the letter (amɑ ),
change the domain name zone (
All these "typos" are easy to miss when you go to the web site. Who even looks at the URL of a familiar web resource? But it's worth it. Otherwise, you can share valuable information with scammers or lose money. There are craftsmen who register domain names that outwardly look like the original, but actually consist of letters of the alphabet of another language. Such substitution is almost impossible to calculate visually.

Check if there is SSL
And again, we suggest you look at the address bar, namely at the very beginning of the URL.
There you can see one of 2 types of protocols: http:// or https://. If you see http://, be wary! This indicates that the SSL certificate is not installed on the web site. This certificate verifies the authenticity of the site and protects the user's data from being intercepted by fraudsters. Many Internet resources have been using this certificate for a long time. This is especially important for online stores, as they deal with banking data and the security of the web site affects sales.

However, even if you see https://, you should not relax. There are some types of SSL that are not difficult to obtain. Scammers understand that even ordinary users often know about the dangers of the http protocol, and browsers have begun to warn users with large messages or red marks. This will scare anyone, so detractors spend money and time installing at least a simple certificate.