I just thought it was worth clarifying that the green padlock doesn’t verify the safety of the site, just that the traffic between the user & the site is secure.
That’s for the website owner to pay not the user. SSL effectively secures all of your data as it is passed from your browser to the website’s server (in case anyone was interested). You should also see the padlock symbol in the URL box (or wherever it appears in your browser). Be aware that a green padlock means the website you’re viewing is secure but but not necessarily safe. So, even if a site has a padlock, it still could be a scam.
From a basic knowledge perspective.
Use Google Chrome, set your Wifi protection settings to “Public”.
Don’t use sites without a SSL certificate.
Clearly not for you then Eleanor but I think some do it where they call your home phone and an electronic voice reads you the number. I haven’t used it myself though.
I don’t have a mobile phone….