In order to clarify Microsoft's steps that you can take to help identify and to help protect yourself from deceptive (spoofed) Web sites, an MVP called Bill James has created a Bookmarklet for confirming whether a site is real or spoofed.
Bill James' bookmarklet sets up a link in the IE links bar that will make a box pop up and compare the real address to the visible address.
Here are the steps involved1:
[InternetShortcut] URL=http://www.billsway.com/ Modified=3099E08EBCC2C30179
1I fired up Internet Explorer to test this out and except for a few minor modifications which I will ignore, the bookmarklet works.
2This bookmarklet screws my layout; I will be changing it once I get the chance.