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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Issuance of a spoof email requesting vendors validate contact details to ensure they do not miss bidding opportunities.
The fraudsters usually strike on the day of completion by sending a spoof email saying bank account details have changed at the last minute and money should be put into a different account.
Helen agreed: "Without the spoof email addresses this would not, could not have occurred.
Higgins, of Old Colwyn, told the jury he "had never sent a spoof email.
DAMASCUS, (SANA) -- In the framework of the media war launched against Syria, misleading sides have created a spoof email address named ( sana@sana.
APOLOGIES to everybody, and I am afraid there were lots of you, who got a dodgy spoof email asking for money because I had lost my wallet in America.
A spoof email may include a forged email address in the "From" field.
Mind you, the funniest story to do the rounds is the spoof email that has been circulated claiming Romanov is about to sack his fans - for failing to support the team.
The scammers either make use of software which makes it seem like the spoof email really was sent by an internal member of staff, or they hack the genuine email accounts of senior staff.
A SECOND spoof email will reignite bitter controversy at the Scottish Football Assocation within days, we can reveal.
com/education/ spooftutorial (explains howto spot a spoof email or website).
It is very easy to spoof email addresses and our IT people are attempting to check and cross reference the IP address to determine where it came from.