Attention! There is yet another fake email series floating around the murky waters of cybersecurity. It feels like every day there’s a new reason to worry about what’s made its way into your mailbox. You’d think that by now there would be some foolproof method of stopping phony messages from getting out. But the trouble is as security improves, so do the scammers.

Next time you receive an email from Intuit about QuickBooks, double check to be sure it’s genuine. A batch of phishing emails (bogus messages, designed for theft) have been circulating the web and are making their way into corporate inboxes. Whether or not your office has five employees or fifty, you’ll want to keep an eye out for this.
Here’s how the latest threat works. The fake sender blasts an email out with some fictitious content that claims to be from Intuit QuickBooks. See the screenshot we’ve included. The goal here is to try and get you to open an attachment or click on a link included within the message. Whatever you do, don’t.

Bundled with all sorts of bank account stealing, ransomware hijacking, and malicious implications, these emails referencing Intuit or QuickBooks are running amuck right now. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be aware of the snakes beneath the grass.

If you receive an email that looks to be out of place in any way, shape or form, check in with the folks in your organization who are using QuickBooks. If they aren’t sure either, go ahead and give the QB support team a ring to be positive the message is real (just be sure to call the official number, not the one that may be listed in a questionable email).

Moving forward there will always be some new ploy to take advantage of the honest worker’s labor. Implementing best security practices and approaching cyberspace with a well-rounded mindfulness is the best way to navigate the Internet’s stormy waters. These schemes are designed to prey on the unaware, and by arming yourself with knowledge, you protect yourself from being taken advantage of. Safety and security should always come first, both on and off the wire.