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What is Spoofing?
    Spoofing occurs when someone knowingly falsify their addresses so the receiver can respond to their request. Spoofing is also a term used to describe the alternations of email addresses to trick the receiver into believing that the sender is legit. In most cases, spoofing occurs because the sender is intending on gaining some personal information through incentives if the information is given. In addition, spoofing occurs when the scammer is intending to gain sensitive information such as social security number, date of birth, driver’s licenses number, and etc to proceed on with illegal activities that can help them gain financial needs. Spoofing can come in many different types of form and some of them include email spoofing and caller id spoofing. Both of these types serves the same function but does it in different forms.


Email Spoofing
    One of the most commonly used spoofing is email spoofing. This is when the sender forges the sender’s address to trick the receiver into believing that the email is legitimate. When they are successful in doing that, the receiver of the email usually do what is asked of them in return for the incentive that is promised prior to the acceptance of the email. Email spoofing is generally used to send spam emails as well as phishing.  In some cases, email spoofing can lead to identity theft because the information that scammer is seeking is usually personal information that can help them gain financial needs. Spoofing is dangerous because it is unlikely to find out where it originated from and from whom it came from.  Now a day, since the internet has made it so easy to connect worldwide, spoofing can occur almost anywhere in the world. The scamming can occur practically anywhere in the world; however, scammers may focus more on high tech areas to gain greater possibility to succeed in their malicious plans.


Caller Id Spoofing     
Another type of spoofing is known as caller id spoofing. Caller id spoofing is when the caller is falsifying the caller’s number to trick the receiver into believing that the call is made by someone other than themselves. Caller id spoofing is become very popular with the telemarketing companies that seek to make their sales through conversations over the phone. When their true origination is not showing then they have a better shot at making their sales. With the increase of technology, caller id spoofing is allowing the recipient’s to see whatever id the sender wants in order to trick them into believe the call is made by someone else. It has become so popular that there has been a website that offers the spoofing service; the website is called telespoof.com and this website allows all telemarketing companies and businesses to make phones calls that display their numbers as anonymous. The services that telespoof.com offers is worldwide and gives their customer the freedom of being whoever they wish to be when they’re trying to contacting someone.