Authentic sites use thawte SSL Web Server Wildcard Certificates to offer secure communications by encrypting all data to and from the site. thawte has checked and verified the company registration documents, the site's registered domain name, and the authorizing contact at the company all according to the strongest identity authentication standard today.
This information is included in the SSL certificate that we issue. This enables you to check the site's validity yourself. Always check a site's certificate before entering any sensitive information.