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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I didn't think much of the exchange, other than the faint flicker of pity that you feel for someone who falls for, say, a Nigerian email hoax.
Finally there are some new rumors on Fallout 4, following in the footsteps of the email hoax and the Survivor 2299 website hoax.
This announcement came in response to an email hoax, which wrongly informed customers that they could face charges for using their BlackBerry.
The email hoax wrongly informed our customers that they would be charged for the roaming services," he said.
As a case in point, he devotes a chapter to "the Elizabethan Email Hoax.
BA's disastrous performance, which saw it drop out of the FTSE 100 in March, has become the target of an email hoax which claims the company is in such dire straits it is offering free flights.
The curiosity surrounding the email hoax sent search queries soaring past both Britney Spears and Pearl Harbor into the number two spot this week.