These aren’t set in stone, but they are big red flags. If any service you want to sign up with does one of them, take a deep breath before continuing. If they do more than one, run away – fast. Take my advice – these are not lessons you want to learn the hard way

  1. They don’t validate your email
    If they don’t validate the original email, it suggests that you’ll never get a notification if someone tries to take over your account. Depending on how important the service is, that could be a major problem (you’d want to know if someone changed the email on your Internet banking, for example). However, these validations are the one exception to the following rule, where you don’t want them…
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