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Spoof email definition

(a.k.a. phishing or hoax) e-mails that appear to be from a well-known company but can put you at risk. Although they can be difficult to spot, they generally ask you to click a link back to a spoof web site and provide, update or confirm sensitive personal information. To bait you, they may allude to an urgent or threatening condition concerning your account. Even if you don't provide what they ask for, simply clicking the link could subject you to background installations of key logging software or viruses. Spoof emails are after: password or pin, credit card validation (CCV) code, ATM/Debit or Credit Card number, Social Security number, Bank account number.


 
 

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