'spoofing' This is faking an email or message (by hiding the origin and ID of the sender and replacing it with another) so that it looks EXACTLY like it's from someone or a company that you're either likely to know and trust, or that you have had dealings with before. Often, these messages fit into a conversation you are already in with someone, making them particularly difficult to spot, so be
wary of any request for money, or to change a payment amount and/or destination (pay in account), no matter
WHO it comes from
; in fact, the more trustworthy the person it seems to be from is (esp. one of your children, a sibling, or parent), the more likely it is
from them and is a SCAM. Click here to go to our page on Spoofing