(also web spoofing, domain spoofing)
Website spoofing is a scam that involves creating a replica of a trusted website to mislead users that the website is authentic. Cybercriminals use these fraudulent sites to steal visitors’ personal information or funds. The spoof website will typically look like the original, with the same or a similar design and even a similar URL. Due to the sophisticated methods cybercriminals use, identifying spoofed websites can be difficult.
Double-check the domain name. Spoofed websites often have a domain name similar to the original, but it won’t be exactly the same.
Browse the website. Spend some time reviewing the site. Look for an outdated interface, spelling or grammar mistakes, or phrases that don’t sound right.
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