spoof Web site

A spoof Web site is one that mimics a popular company's Web site to lure you into disclosing confidential information. To make spoof sites seem legitimate, identity thieves use the names, logos, graphics and even code of the real company's site. They can even fake the URL that appears in the address field at the top of your browser window and the padlock that appears in the lower right corner. The links in the spoof e-mails almost always take you to a spoof web site.

See also : phishing  spoofing  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon