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Intuit Security is reporting that people are receiving fake emails with the title "Here is the Invoice for" Take precautions if you receive any such emailed invoice. All of these emails are coming from the domain t-online.de but with variations to the company names and people. Be sure not to open the attached file.
The fake email will look like the one shown below in this 'clip' from Intuit's official security alert.
Intuit Security 20160329
Fake Email Invoice
Steps to Take If You Receive this Email:
- Do not open the attachment in the email.
- Send a copy of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do not forward the email to anyone else.
- Delete the email.
Protect Yourself from Internet "Phishing Attacks":
- If you suspect you have received a phishing email from Intuit, please forward it immediately to email@example.com. We will look into each reported instance.
- Make sure you subscribe to an anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date.
- Make sure you have updated your web browser to one that includes anti-phishing security features, such as Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox version 3 or higher.
- Make sure that you keep up to date on the latest releases and patches for your operating systems and critical programs. These releases are frequently security related.
- Do not respond to emails asking for account, password, banking, or credit card information.
- Do not open up an attachment that claims to be a software update. We will not send any software updates via email.
- Do not respond to text messages or voice-mails that ask you to call a number and enter your account number and pin.
- Make sure you have passwords on your computer and your payroll files.