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A Question That Could Shield You From Online Frauds

by Mazhar Aziz (writer), , July 13, 2017

Have you ever imagined that your online movie watching experience might lead to the compromising of your security?

Have you ever imagined that your online movie watching experience might lead to the compromising of your security? Yes it can! Owing to the increasing demands of the internet streaming services, a number of fake sites have proliferated who use several temptations to fetch the various private details of the users logging on to the sites like account number, credit or debit card details etc.

number of fake sites

These sites have been using that hunger among the public for getting more entertainment by paying less to do such heinous crimes. The fraudulent sites have been selling out these vital details of various customers which have been obtained from them by setting several tempting traps.

There is a necessity to gain the required knowledge so that one could easily distinguish between the fraudulent and the legitimate internet streaming sites that are currently functional. Negligence in this matter can lead to a major mishap in the future. So, necessary care needs to be taken so as to avert any such forthcomings.

WHAT CAN BE DONE?

There are few notable and distinct things that can help a person to easily check whether an internet streaming site is legal or not. As a part of prior checking, the following small questions can be quite helpful so decide on the authenticity of the streaming site.

  • DOES THE SITE HAVE AD POP UPS?
  • A regular internet surfer often relates these random ad pop ups to disgust. But yes, these disgusting pop ups indicate the legitimacy of a site. The ads that pop up are generally the ones that are published by Google and have a Google tag at the bottom. It must be known that Google does not publish ads on fraud or fake sites and only does so after thorough verification.
  • DOES THE STREAMING SERVICE HAVE APPS FOR SMARTPHONE PLATFORMS?
  • As a part of promotional campaigns and better usability, all the legal streaming sites come up with movie app applications for Android and iOS platforms so that the services can be enjoyed lucidly. This does not happen in case of fraud sites with ill intentions. If a answer to the above question is a NO, then you need to do a thorough research before trusting the site with your credentials.

    movie app applications

  • IS THERE A WIKIPEDIA PAGE BY THE NAME OF THE SITE?
  • The fraudulent sites often prefer to maintain a low key. However the genuine sites generally have Wikipedia entries by their name depicting the service starting date, a track of developments associated with the service, stocks, prices of schemes, founder, user feedbacks, user base etc. Before paying for the subscription fee for the streaming service, just make sure that your streaming service has a genuine Wiki entry.
  • DOES THE SERVICE RUN IN COLLABORATION WITH SOME OTHER COMPANY?
  • Generally these streaming services grow with the help of funding from other major companies. This is generally clearly mentioned on the site itself. The company carries out a thorough background research on the site before providing any sort of funding. This automatically justifies the legitimacy of the site. Go ahead if you find a company collaboration depiction on the site.

CONCLUSION

After having asked yourself the above questions and getting the respective answers, one can easily decide whether to trust the site or not. The craze for online watching of movies has resulted in a new level of scam which needs to be suppressed as soon as possible by taking all the necessary measures.

Having got the confirmation regarding the authenticity of the streaming service, you are all good to go and get high on entertainment.



About the Writer

Mazhar Aziz is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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