e-mail spoofing

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e-mail spoofing

The unauthorized use of a third-party domain name as the sender's name in an e-mail message. Most often used by spammers, spoofing the name of a popular retailer or organization entices the recipient to read the full message. See e-mail authentication, spoofing and spam.
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com @Andrew_Examiner A TOWN fan has alerted the club to a hoax email which offered him food, drink and a private hospitality box - all for free.
Abu Dhabi Airports confirmed to XPRESS that a hoax email has been circulating in the last week in which reference is made to the Big Ticket draw.
While Telstra s security teams are actively searching for and dealing with these hoax emails, Mr Kane said there are a few key things customers should remember if they believe they ve received a hoax email.
Talk on the sidelines of the first day of the forum was dominated by a hoax email that briefly had Russians believing the head of state-run Russian Railways - a Putin ally - had been dismissed, fuelling speculation that a battle for influence and money behind the scenes was intensifying.
The hoax email includes a link to a newspaper article and a photograph of Colin and Chris.
The hoax email, entitled 'Population Census: a message to everyone - act now', claims the data is for census purposes and threatens fines for non-compliance.
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Scientists are continuously trying to debunk the Mars hoax email that spreads like wildfire every year, an email that says 'Mars will appear to be as big as the moon on August 27.
CONSUMER watchdogs are warning people to delete a hoax email offering free shopping vouchers.
Simon Brew, editor of Micro Mart which sent the hoax email, said: "We were staggered.
5) In 1997, a hoax email claimed the internet would be shut for 24 hours
To be honest I was actually taken in by this hoax email and being half asleep ran the so-called security update wondering at the back of my mind why my auto update had not kicked in.