This week, iPrism analysts rated over 25,000 sites for our customers. Some noticeable trends we saw involved an increase in political and tax related websites. On the political side, an increase in websites is normal considering the buzz around potential State and Presidential nominees.
The increase in financial services was also normal given tax day is approaching. With just a few days left until April 15, many individuals are likely preparing their taxes or establishing financial plans.
However, the increase in websites poses a large risk to users because it is tough to distinguish what is reputable and what isn’t. The majority of political and tax sites have not been around long enough to have a reputable track-record, so make sure you double check before traveling to a new site or entering your personal information.