Spoof emails can be a major problem for unsuspecting Internet users.
Claiming to be sent by well-known companies, these emails ask consumers
to reply with personal information, such as their credit card number,
social security number or account password.
deceptive emails are called "Spoof Emails" because they fake the
appearance of a popular Web site or company in an attempt to commit
identity theft. Also known as "hoax" or "phishing" emails, this
practice is occurring more and more frequently throughout the online