Email spoofing is when an email address has been forged so that the message appears to have come from someone or somewhere other than the actual source. It's a common tactic used in phishing and spam campaigns because people are more likely to open an email when they think it has been sent by a trusted sender.

The purpose of these emails is to trick people into opening them and then click on a link that takes them to fraudulent websites which will take details such as usernames and passwords.

As methods become more and more sophisticated it’s becoming harder to identify these emails, but this infographic from the City of London Police, in collaboration with Action Fraud, reminds us of the risks and provides tips on how to deal with emails which ask you to verify your details.


Nucleus has produce its own support to help you in the fight against fraud. Click on the below to download.