Account Security

Few Tips on how best to be safe

Review the tips below to learn more about how you can help keep your account and information secure.

Your Skwerl account is for your personal use only, however you can log in from any internet-connected device without logging out other instances. Please be aware that sharing your account is a violation of our terms of use and can result in your account being suspended.

Password strength

Create a password that's at least 8 characters, and contains a unique combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Don't use the password you create for your Skwerl account for other accounts (ex: your email account). Learn how to update your password.

Online security

A few general guidelines to help you stay safe online:

  • Always log in at Check any page's URL before you enter your login info—when in doubt, you can always type directly into your browser.
  • Turn browser security alerts on: Many newer browsers have built-in security protection that might be able to warn you if you're about to visit an unsecure website.
  • Install a pop-up blocker and antivirus software: Install a pop-up blocker or antivirus software from a trustworthy source. Remember to run scans for viruses and malware frequently, and keep your antivirus software up-to-date.
  • Check the sender: Don't click any links or download any attachments unless you know and trust the source.
  • Regularly update your antivirus software, browsers, plug-ins, applications, and operating systems with the latest signature patches
  • Schedule automatic PC scans with a trusted antivirus program at least once a week
  • Only complete downloads (files, attachments, software) from trusted sources
  • Log off/turn off your computer when you aren't using it
  • Follow these basic computer security guidelines

Protect private information:

  • Don’t click on unknown links or enter your credentials on unknown sites
  • Stick to sites that use encryption when sharing personal information online
  • Set up strong passwords (upper case, lower case, number, symbol)
  • Use unique passwords - don’t use the same password for multiple accounts
  • Don’t share or store passwords where someone else could access them (assume hackers can get at any information on your computer)
  • Change your passwords every 90 days
  • Learn what to do if your email's been hacked
  • Secure your home wifi connection with a strong password
  • Don’t treat public computers like your personal computer
  • Turn on two-factor authentication if it’s provided
  • Be aware of your surroundings - protect your laptop like you protect your wallet

Off-Platform payments and messages

We ask that you keep all payment and communication through the Skwerl platform and our partners. If you encounter a suspicious profile, listing, or message thread, flag it for review. If someone emails you asking you to pay or accept payment off-site, let us know right away.

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