Unsure about the legitimacy of an email link? Protect yourself from spam and “drive-by” download attacks, by first scanning the web address using these tools:
- https://www.virustotal.com/ > click URL tab and enter the website address
- https://www.siteadvisor.com/ > enter the website address in the View a Site Report section
For more security, install the Web of Trust add-on to your favorite web browsers. This handy program will warn you of suspected malicious websites, before you visit them.