1. Make sure it is a secure website. These use the HTTPS url instead of HTTP.
2. Also, secure websites normally will have the actual name of the website as well as the URL.
3. Secure websites normally have other links and "About Us" pages where you can find additional information about a site.
4. Fake websites also normally have no design sense, and you cant buy anything from them.
1. If an email has a general greeting (E.G. Hello Human,) DON'T TRUST IT! They use a general greeting because they don't actually know you and are not a website you signed up for willingly.
2. If you win a lottery in Antarctica when you didn't know it existed, It is most likely a scam.
3. One of the big telltale signs of fake emails is when they have links in their emails. If, for example, if you get a notification that your PayPal account needs to be verified (You had no prior knowledge of this) and there is a link in the email, this means that it is most likely a scam. This is because if you went the the genuine PayPal account instead of the link, you would most likely find nothing. The link most likely actually doesn't lead to PayPal.
4. If there is a sense of urgency in their email to you it is most likely that it is because they want to get your money before your account is terminated or because they want you to do whatever it is that they asked you to do without thinking because you think you need to do it before you lose something etc.