Better Business Bureau Sounds Alarm About New Email Phishing Scam
If you have received an email with the subject line, "QuickBooks Support: Change Request," press delete.
According to the Better Business Bureau Northwest, this is the tactic being used by a new email phishing scam. Accounting Today reports that the email says it is a confirmation from Intuit that a business has changed its name. The email contains a link that claims to cancel the request. Victims that click on the link are directed to a site that downloads malware to their device. The cyber criminals can then capture passwords and other personal information from a device.
To not fall victim to such phishing schemes, the Better Business Bureau advises businesses to:
- Always check the reply email address in these types of messages.
- Hover your cursor over suspicious-looking links to see where they lead before clicking on them.
- Make sure the destination Web domain is correct, rather than one with a similar-sounding name.
- Consider how a company normally contacts you and whether this request is unusual.
If you have questions about QuickBooks, please contact Karen Stern, Partner in Charge, Entrepreneurial Services Group, at 314.983.1204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.