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Thread: How to spot a scam website

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    How to spot a scam website

    Ok, so I purchased my first two I Bonds on My question is, how do I know the site is genuine and not a fake. I know scammers can make websites look very real. My guess (and hope) is that the government monitors this continually to make sure there are no fake government sites, but I'd like to be sure.

    Anyone know?

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    Simpleton Alan's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    Well, you should always be cautious when making financial transactions online, but any site with a .gov domain name must be a governmental or other publicly controlled enterprise. Just don't buy your next bonds at or .com or .net or whatever.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Senior Member jp1's Avatar
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    The thing I hate about the treasurydirect website is that absurd "use the virtual keyboard to enter your password" thing. What a great way to discourage people from using randomized, hard to type by mouse, passwords. Is there some way around that idiocy?

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