QuickBooks is a popular accounting software that offers free accounts to its users. While many individuals and organizations use QuickBooks to track their finances, cybercriminals have been using it to run a “business” of their own. In a new scam, cybercriminals create a free QuickBooks account and use the associated email address to send you malicious emails.
To start, cybercriminals send you a phishing email that appears to be an invoice from a reputable organization, such as Norton or Microsoft. The email includes a phone number and directs you to call if the invoice seems suspicious. If you call the phone number, you’ll be asked to confirm your credit card information to cancel the fake transaction. Unfortunately, if you share this information, the cybercriminals can use it to make their own purchases.
To protect yourself from this malicious scam, follow the tips below:
Stop, Look, and Think. Don’t be fooled.
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