Spoofing is the use of a fraudulent email address or website to impersonate a legitimate source.

Unfortunately, because anyone can create a website, it is possible for scammers to create websites that look real. In doing so, they can steal personal information.

Scammers will use a number of techniques to do this including:

To avoid spoofing:

If a scammer is impersonating your business online, notify the hosting service, if possible, and your customers of the impersonator. You should also consider contacting the police.


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