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Scam Alert: QuickBooks scam targets small businesses

[1]A new phishing scam is targeting small businesses with a message that looks like an email alert from QuickBooks.

How the Scam Works:

You receive an email with the subject line “QuickBooks Support: Change Request.” The message is “confirming” that you changed your business name with Intuit, QuickBook’s manufacturer. However, you never made such a request. It must be a mistake, but fortunately the email contains a link to cancel.

Pause before you click! Scammers know that you didn’t make this request, and the link to cancel is simply bait. It downloads malware to your device, which scammers use to capture passwords or hunt for sensitive information on your machine. This can open you up to identity theft.

How to Spot a Phishing Scam:

Always be wary of expected emails that contains links of attachments. Here are some other ways to spot phishing messages.

For More Information

Learn more about phishing scams and how to protect yourself on the FTC website consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing [2]. To report a scam, go to BBB Scam Tracker (bbb.org/scamtracker [3]).