Intuit has issued a warning of a new phishing campaign that is targeting the users of small business accounting software QuickBooks.
What is Intuit Scams
Intuit Scams are fraudulent mails sent by scammers to get your personal information so they can use it to scam you. The email campaign does adopt the QuickBooks branding in the email’s body and, unlike the more common phishing scams, the language used is convincing and professional in tone. Unsurprisingly, this email has nothing to do with Intuit. They are however links created by the scammers to obtain personal information from unsuspecting people. The link however links to other phishing websites that trick victims and also hacks their personal information.. However when one clicks on the links they inadvertently send their information to the scammers who uses it fraudulently.
The Intuit Scams Email Victims are presented with a notice that their account will be suspended after the QuickBooks team were supposedly unable to verify account information.
The best thing you can do when receiving an email like this is to block the sender and delete it. If you call the number, the person on the other end will often try to assist you. They will insist they need your banking details to verify the account and issue a refund. Intuit has recently received reports from customers that they have received emails similar to the one below,” the company said in an announcement. “This email did not come from Intuit. The sender is not associated with Intuit, is not an authorized agent of Intuit, nor is their use of Intuit’s brands authorized by Intuit.”.
You may also get other similar mails as they come in various form, it is in your own best interest that you don’t click on it, simply delete it and inform others so they don’t fall victim. If you call the number, the person on the other end will often try to assist you. They will insist they need your banking details to verify the account and issue a refund. But this is all part of the scam. The goal here is to lure unsuspecting victims to contact the scammers to try to obtain a refund. This would result in the theft of money from the consumer’s financial accounts.
The best course of action is to delete scam emails that make claims about Intuit.
QuickBooks users are advised to delete anything that has been downloaded from email immediately and run a system-wide scan using an up-to-date antivirus application. If the link was clicked, users should also consider changing their passwords, Intuit said.
To Read Further on other Online scams, Click Here.