Scammers targeting small business owners for information

Fake email claiming to be from Intuit Quickbooks could lead to trouble

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Small business owners beware!  An email from a trusted company can be pretty convincing, but scammers could be using it to target your personal information.

The Better Business Bureau is alerting people that if you've received an email from Intuit Quickbooks it could be a fake, that is disguised malware.

The email asks business owners to confirm a "Change Request", a request to change their company's name. 

While it's most likely a mistake, the link included to cancel the change request, may not be a link at all and instead download software to steal your passwords and leave you vulnerable to identity theft.
 
Scammers design the email to get you to click on it!
 
The BBB says the best way to know it's a fake is to check the reply address email. If it doesn't match the company the email is coming from, it's most likely a scam. 
 
Hovering over the link with your cursor can also do the trick and reveals the real web address you're actually linking to.
 
If you're still unsure, give the company a call and check for yourself.

If you think you're being scammed and would like NewsChannel 9 to know about it, email us at YourStories@LocalSYR.com


More Stories

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

Latest News

Video Center