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‘Your Quickbooks Software Order’ Email Is Circulating

A fairly realistic phishing email that purports to come from Intuit is circulating.  We’ve been trapping these messages and thought you should be aware of this latest attack.  This email imitates the type of email you might expect to receive after ordering from Intuit.  However, it is not from them and the links in the message of the email are dangerous to click on.

Intuit Phishing Attempt

Tip: do not clicks on emails like this. Hover over the links and see where they take you.  In this case, it’s clear to see the destination is a domain that is not Intuit’s.  Better yet, always scan and remove messages like this, before they ever hit your inbox.  That’s the only fully effective way to fight phishing and spam.

Here’s the text:

Dear Customer:

Thank you for placing an order with Intuit Market. We have received it and will message you when your order ships. If you ordered several items, we may process them in more than one delivery (at no extra cost to you) to provide faster processing time.

If you have questions about your order, please call 1-800-955-8890.

Please download your complete order
id #042740225462 information at Intuit small business website.

Email us at [email protected]
Call us at 1-800-955-8890.
Reorder Intuit Checks Quickly and Easily starting with
the information from your previous order.
To help us better serve your needs, please take
a few minutes to let us know how we are doing.
Submit your feedback here.

Thanks again for your order,

Intuit Market Customer Service

Privacy , Legal , Contact Us , About Us

You have received this business communication as part of our efforts to fulfill your request or service
your account. You may receive this and other business communications from us even if you have opted
out of marketing messages.

Please note: This e-mail was sent from an auto-notification system that cannot accept incoming email
Please do not reply to this message.

If you receive an email message that appears to come from Intuit but that you suspect is a phishing
e-mail, please forward it immediately to [email protected] Please visit http://security.intuit.com/ for
additional security information.

Š2011 Intuit, Inc. All rights reserved. Intuit, the Intuit Logo, Quickbooks, Quicken and TurboTax,
among others, are registered trademarks of Intuit Inc.

All the information is included in the email to give you a sense that the email is legit and came from the source it is purported to.  Of course, this is not true.  You should never get an email like this, especially on a corporate network, because the fake is easy to filter using cloud-based technology.  No matter what, make sure you delete this one unopened, before 

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