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Intuit or Quickbooks Has Sent You a notice by Email-Phishing Scam!


Intuit or Quickbooks Has Sent You a notice by Email-Phishing Scam!

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Intuit or Quickbooks Has Sent You a notice by Email-Phishing Scam!

Summary of eRumor:
Very official looking emails allegedly from the accounting software company Intuit or Quickbooks that contain a link encouraging the readers to click.

The Truth:
These are phishing scams to illegally trick computer users into giving up personal information to the senders of the unsolicited emails.

This eRumor went viral on October 1, 2012 and we received several versions throughout the day.

If you get one of these block the sender and delete the email.  It is a good practice to never click the links in such emails as they may direct readers to a web site that would request personal financial information or possibly infect the computer with a virus.

updated 10/02/12

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

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