Qs and As: How do I know fake online stores?

Question: How can I spot fake online stores?

Answer:
  • Check the website link if it is a secure URL with a green padlock showing in the address bar.
  • Does the online store have contact details, phone numbers or customer support center?
  • Verify the physical location, address or company presence.
  • Run a background check. Lookup for the website 'WhoIs'; registrar, owner and how long has the company been registered?..
  • Search online to see if there is any review of the company..