Watch Out for Scam Email Using Tax Prep Company, Intuit, Nameby Nick LaFleur on Feb. 07, 2012, under alert, Life, phishing, scam, Tips
Consumers nationwide are receiving suspicious emails that appear to be from Intuit, a tax preparation software business. The messages encourage recipients to click on a link and update their Social Security Number or Employer ID Number in Intuit’s online system. However, the email is a phishing scam, and the link leads to a third-party website that downloads a virus on to users’ computers.
What does the email look like?
The email appears to be from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com addresses. The messages also use a variety of subject lines including: “Please verify your tax information ASAP,” “Correct tax information is needed” or “Tax information needed within 30 Days.”
Steps to take:
- Do not click on the link in the email
- Forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Delete the email
For more information, please read the security information on Intuit’s website.