Right-click the link in your browser and select "Copy Link Location" or "Copy Shortcut."
Click the "Start" button, then "All Programs," then "Accessories" and then "Notepad."
Hold the "Ctrl" and press "V" keys to paste the URL into Notepad.
Examine the link to see the true destination. If the pasted link is not the one displayed in your status bar, then it is being spoofed. Likewise, if you see multiple domain names in the URL, separated with an @ sign, then it may be spoofed. As an example, you might see "http://firstname.lastname@example.org." Although it appears Google is your destination, the domain after the @ sign is actually the link.
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