Websites are all getting encryption and that HTTPS address and the ‘LOCK’ in the browser. THAT DOES NOT MEAN THE WEBSITE IS SAFE.
Getting encryption for your website, (SSL/TLS) and the url starting in https:// or the presence of the ‘lock’ icon just means one thing. All data exchanged with the website is encrypted. These days site owners can get this done free and without verifying their identity.
So, ANYONE can get their website with encryption. This include sites conducting illegal activity, including, trying to steal your information, masking their true identity, pretending to be official, selling products at ridiculously outrageous prices. DO NOT trust a site just because it has HTTPS.
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