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Online fraud

How to avoid fake websites

Hackers use fake websites to steal people’s employment and banking information, such as usernames and passwords.

The Postal Service is reminding employees to beware of fraudulent websites.

Hackers use fake sites to steal people’s employment and banking information. The fraudulent site will appear to look like a company’s employee website — such as LiteBlue — or mimic a bank’s customer portal.

When you attempt to log in to a fake site, scammers can collect your username and password, which they can manipulate for their own financial gain.

If you use an online search engine such as Google or Yahoo to navigate to sites requiring a password, such as banking sites, you may find fake websites in your search results.

You can reduce the chances of encountering a fake website by navigating directly to the official website address.

If you visit a site frequently, bookmarking it as one of your favorites helps avoid mistakenly accessing a false site. To bookmark LiteBlue, use the official address:

All USPS employees should remain vigilant when providing information on any site. Always take steps to ensure the site is valid.

The CyberSafe at USPS sites on Blue and LiteBlue and have general guidelines on avoiding online scams.