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Article of Interest: Better Business Bureau warns of QuickBooks phishing scam

Recommended by: Mary Bechtel

In a recent article published by Accounting Today, editor-in-chief Michael Cohn informs readers that the Better Business Bureau has alerted QuickBooks users of a new security alert. This new email phishing scheme targets small businesses in an effort to collect secure or confidential information. This is a reminder that everyone should use caution when opening emails and clicking on links contained within them.

The Better Business Bureau Northwest is sounding the alarm about a new email phishing scam targeting users of Intuit’s QuickBooks accounting software.

Victims receive an email in their inbox with the subject line, “QuickBooks Support: Change Request.” The email claims to be a confirmation from Intuit that a business has changed its name and contains a hyperlink that the recipient can click on to cancel the request. However, if email recipients click on the link, it directs them to a site that downloads malware to their device, according to a statement from the Better Business Bureau Northwest warning about the scheme. The malware allows criminals to capture passwords and other personal information from a device.

To view the complete article on Accounting Today’s website, visit Better Business Bureau warns of QuickBooks phishing scam.


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