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Focus on Not-For-Profits: BBB Issues Scam Alert About QuickBooks Phishing Con

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Recently the Better Business Bureau issued a scam alert about a phishing scam targeting small businesses.
January 27, 2017

Recently the Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a scam alert about a phishing scam targeting small businesses.

Intended targets receive an email appearing to be from accounting software QuickBooks with the subject line “QuickBooks Support: Change Request.” The fake message is confirming a business name change with QuickBooks' manufacturer Intuit, but offers readers a link to cancel if the change is a mistake.

Think twice before clicking.

Victims of the con are clicking the cancel link which downloads malware to their device, allowing scammers an open door to look for sensitive information and running the risk of identity theft.

Before clicking on links in any email, the BBB offers the following to spot phishing messages.

  • Check the reply email address – it should be on a company domain, such as jsmith@company.com.
  • Hover over links to be sure the link points to the correct domain and not a variation (www.companyname.com instead of companyname.othersite.com). Look closely because scammers can be creative, making it difficult to spot a fake at a quick glance.

Click here to read the scam alert issued by the BBB.

Click here to see all alerts issued at Intuit’s Online Security Center.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact a member of RubinBrown’s Not-For-Profit Services Group.

 

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