Have you received a Quickbooks@ Notification Email? Do you want to find out if it is scam or legit? Intuit has issued a warning of a new phishing campaign that is targeting the users of small business accounting software QuickBooks and also Geek Squad.
What is Quickbooks@ Notification Email Scam
Quickbooks@ Notification Email 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. The scam emails are being sent from [email protected], which is a fake Intuit email address and domain name created by scammers to trick their potential victims into believing the fake email is legitimate.
The fake QuickBooks’ payment emails look very much the same. The only difference is it might be from a company you do not recognize. Unsurprisingly, this email has nothing to do with Quickbooks. 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.
Email invoices sent from QuickBooks arrive from intuit.com. The scam ones usually do not. The real QuickBooks invoices arrive from Intuit.com and not the QuickBooks-using vendor who uses it because Intuit set it up that way.
Other Quickbooks Scam
- Fraudulent calls pretending to be QuickBooks support agents asking you to renew the license
- Fraudulent emails claiming to be QuickBooks’ emergency security updates
- Emails about supposed pricing discounts
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.
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