When checking Adsense, Amazon or Paypal earnings through screenshare how do you spot a forged website? The first on the checklist is to check the hosts file on a seller's machine, but then I manipulated my hosts file and each time I got one warning or the other that the certificate doesn't match or that something went wrong or browser simply redirected to the forged site I put in hosts file. So am I safe to assume that the website is not being forged (since these websites are all behind SSL ) if the URL in the address bar shows correct domain and a lock is shown as a sign of connection being fully secure? If yes, then there's no real fear of being offered a forged website, if the websites in question are behind an SSL, correct? One other thing: Is it possible to enter an Adsense ID of a different website in Google Analytics that the seller also owns (which makes more money) than the website in question? If no, then there is safe to assume that what is being shown in Google Analytics for Adsense (assuming all landing pages are showing only website that is being sold) is real and one actually doesn't even need to look inside the Adsense account of a seller?