Phishing Scam Website solution-place.ru
February 12, 2013
February 9, 2013
The website solution-place.ru is a phishing scam website claiming to sell natural male enhancement pill ErectGrow. Do not order anything from this website unless you want your credit information and personal information stolen. This is a Russian website; note it ends with the .RU top level domain name.
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This is how the website solution-place.ru looks:
Their order payment page is not protected with SSL security which all online order checkout pages must have. This SSL security protects your credit card and personal information by creating a secure connection between your computer and the online store.
Once a store is protected with SSL security your website should display a closed padlock icon in the address bar which you can double click on display the security information.
This website solution-place.ru has a fake padlock looking icon that is called a Favicon which the scammers behind this website use to try and trick their victims into believing that the website is secure.
This is how the fake padlock icon looks:
If want to know if a website has SSL security, replace http:// in your web browser address bar with https:// and click the browser "Go" button or press the "Enter" key on your keyboard. If the page doesn't load or comes up blank, it means there is no SSL security.
Here is an example:
If you go to https://solution-place.ru,the page comes up blank or doesn't load.
The prefix https:// in your web browser address bar means that you are on a secure page.
Also, do not be fooled by the fake "Verified by Visa" and other logos.
Most anti-virus software should block the website solution-place.ru, mine did.
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