Website Spoofing

Don’t be fooled. Access the real thing, not the fake

A spoof website claims to be the legitimate site of a particular organization and is set up to look like the original. Spoof websites usually have similar logos to ours, and in some cases, they may even be identical. The domain name or web address is also similar to ours and will often use words related to our name or products.

How it works

The intention of a spoof website is usually to associate a scam with a reputable institution. Spoof websites are set up to ‘validate’ 419 scams. By creating a website that appears to be HFC Bank, criminals provide login passwords to their victim. The login details are to a false website's Internet banking page which shows inflated balances. The hope is that if the target sees a bigger balance in the account, he or she will be more likely to fall victim to the 419 scam.

Phishers are also able to reprogram a browser's bookmarks or favorites to redirect them to a spoof website. The safest method of accessing an authentic site remains checking the URL or typing it in every time you visit it.

How to identify a spoof website

It does not have one of our official website addresses or URLs, for example: If you are unsure about the authenticity of a website claiming to be a HFC Bank website, contact us on

+233 0302242090-4
+233 0285377707
+233 0302683896
+233 (0) 505 882 064