Financial Security Tips. Part 4. Website Spoofing

Greetings All,

A while ago I had my eyes tested and as it turns out, it was time well invested. I got my spectacles today . . . now everything is crystal clear, much better for work and play. I’ll be able to see every Springbok try . . . (and hopefully see the Pumas cry on Saturday!!!)

It struck me that I must share with you, the importance of looking carefully at what it is you see. Some websites may look real, and exactly where you want to be.

Seeing is believing, they say . . . and this is probably why the fraudsters often get their way. Those scammers are building fake sites to mimic the real. Identical logo and info, even the look and fee!

So, I spy with my little eye, a scam starting with an “S” . . . if you’ve guessed “SPOOFING,” I’ll give you a YES!!!

So, let’s learn more about it in The Art to be Online-Smart Part 4.

If rugby is your favorite sport, get your Springbok-groove on . . . I’ll keep the “spoofing” section short!!!

On Wednesday the 26th , I’ll be posting Part 5.

Until then, may the Springboks eat those Puma's alive!!!

Love and Light from, Lenny and Lime

The naked truth about a spoof

Website spoofing is a scam where cyber criminals create a site which closely resembles a trusted brand. Even with a virtually identical domain name . . . spoofing is really quite insane!!!

The goal of website spoofing is to lure a brand's customers to a fraudulent site. Here they convince them to share sensitive information, like login credentials, credit card information or bank account numbers . . . a big-time infiltration.
There are two simple reasons why spoofing is common:
  1. To fraudsters it’s very easy to do, and
  2. It works for catching out me and you
Be in the know when a spoofing scam is on the go:
  • You’re asked to click on a hyperlink, attachment, or icon in an email you are sent
  • This click directs you to the spoofed website, and boom!!! . . . your personal info is now in their sights
  • You are required to disclose personal details or account information on the website you were directed to via the email you’ve received
  • Stay alert and be ahead of the game . . . these scamsters are personal info thieves
  • Use the company’s official URL in your browser to find them
  • Click on a link in an email to get to the site you want to visit then

Well done!!! You’ve reached the end of Part 4 . . .
Lenny’s back on Wednesday with Part 5 for us all!