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.
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.
A few general guidelines to help you stay safe online:
- Always log in at https://www.goskwerl.com: Check any page's URL before you enter your login info—when in doubt, you can always type https://www.goskwerl.com 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.