People 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
- Delete the email
For more information, please read the security information on Intuit's website.
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