Ask Erik: Is this email fake? How can I tell?Thursday, December 28th, 2017
In a recent “Ask Erik” question, Eve asked:
“I received a copy of an email that someone claims they sent to me. They did not forward this apparent email they claim they sent to me. Rather they copied and pasted it into a current email.
However, I did not receive this email, and in all honesty this apparent copy of this email looks fake. I believe I could easily create this type of fake email myself. So, is there a way of telling whether someone has faked an email which they claim they sent to you? And, should I insist that the original email they claim they sent to be is forwarded to me and not copied and pasted?”
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