Stay safe and avoid divulging personal information or installing malicious software on your computer!
It’s that time of year again: when W-2 forms are received in the mail and thoughts turn to the annual task of preparing tax returns… Which also leads to additional targeted phishing attacks utilizing a financial twist to earn your trust.
The latest wave of phishing messages is using Intuit’s Quickbooks as a premise for tricking you into divulging your information.
Here are some of the subject lines being used:
Please verify your INTUIT INC. info.
Your tax information needs verification.
Your INTUIT INC. account needs update.
Tax Information needed urgently.
The messages are spoofed to appear to be sent from various official-sounding accounts, such as:
Here is a typical message:
In our continuing effort to guarantee that exact information is being sustained on our systems, as well as to be able to grant you better quality of service; INTUIT INC. has partaken in the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] Name and TIN Matching Program.
For some reason your name and/or Social Security Number, that is stated on your account does not correspond to the data obtained from the IRS and/or SSA.
In order to verify the information on your account, please enter the site.
2632 Marine Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
Avoid these scams and keep your personal information and computer safe! If you opened the website linked by one of these messages please contact the Customer Support Center for additional information on protecting your personal information and cleaning your computer.