- Privacy and Security
- How can I keep my account secure?
How can I keep my account secure?
Review the tips below to learn more about how you can help keep your account and information secure.
A few general guidelines to help you stay safe online:
- Always log in at https://plural.com: Check any page's URL before you enter your login info—when in doubt, you can always type https://plural.com directly into your browser.
- Look for “https://” at the beginning of the URL. This means that your connection is encrypted, protecting the integrity and confidentiality of data sent between your computer and Plural. Some browsers may also show a lock icon next to the URL to confirm that it’s secure. Plural will try and force your browser to use HTTPS, but this may not work for all browsers.
- Keep your devices and software up to date: Device manufacturers and software providers often provide updates that address security risks and introduce new security protections.
- Install antivirus software: Install antivirus software from a trustworthy source to detect, prevent, and remove common viruses or other types of attacks.
- Check the sender: Don't click any links or download any attachments unless you know and trust the source.
Off-site payments and messages
Plural will never ask you to pay elsewhere—and we ask that you keep all payment and communication on the Plural platform. Don't share your email address before a "deal" is accepted or transfer funds outside the Plural system, and always carefully examine emails claiming to be from Plural. We’ll never ask you to exchange money outside of Plural or send us your password or pin information over email.
If you encounter a suspicious profile, skill, offer, 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.