Strangely enough, although the bulk of my Friday columns deal with financial services/financial planning and the like, I do get emails that are slightly off that course. Recently, I received four of them having to do with fraudulent email. I'm not quite sure what this has to do with financial service/financial planning "and the like," but it obviously is on the minds of four people, and perhaps many more.

So, I turned to my friends at PayPal who have come up with 10 ways to recognize fake or what's sometimes called spoof emails. What is a fraudulent email?

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