Email Spoofing

Do you really know where that email came from?

Email spoofing is when a sender’s email address has been forged to appear as though it was sent from someone, or somewhere, other than the actual source. Email spoofing tools are widely available, and criminals often use them as part of Phishing attacks.

For example, an email can be spoofed to appear as though it came from your bank, utility company, or even a friend or family member. The purpose of these emails as to trick people into opening Malicious attachments, or clicking on links that take them to Fraudulent websites which will steal details such as user-names, passwords, as well as other sensitive information.

What appeared to be a legitimate email could actually be the first step in a Sophisticated scam designed to defraud you.

Please take a look at our guide to avoid email spoofing.