A ‘spoofing’ scam involves redirecting the user to a duplicated website, with the intention of stealing their personal information.
The spoofer creates a fake copy of a real website or email in a way that misleads the recipient. For example, a fake online banking website made to look like the authentic site (including logos, colour and text) would allow scammers access to your bank details.
All communications between the victim's browser and the fake page are sent through the spoofer's machine. This allows the spoofer to access your personal information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, and account numbers. The information you entered will most likely be sold to criminals.
Some fraudsters use fake emails, complete with authentic logos and working web links. The email then directs you to a fake website. website where you're told to enter your account information is also fake.