New use of "spoof"?
Posted by ESC on July 14, 2003
Cyberscam strikes Massachusetts state lottery
By Linda Rosencrance, Computerworld
Scam artists have spoofed the Web site of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission in an attempt to steal the personal and financial information from lottery players across the US...
Main Entry: 1spoof
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Spoof, a hoaxing game invented by Arthur Roberts (died 1933) English comedian
1 : DECEIVE, HOAX
2 : to make good-natured fun of