Intuit releases security notices, warns of phishing emails ahead of tax season

Intuit released two warnings this week about different types of phishing emails being sent to their customers. 

In two separate security notices on Tuesday and Wednesday, the company said it has received reports from customers about two kinds of phishing emails they were getting. 

Intuit urged recipients not to click on any of the links or attachments, not to reply to the email, and to delete the email. If you have already clicked on a link in the email or downloaded a file from the email, the company said you should delete the download, scan your system with an “up-to-date anti-virus program,” and change your passwords. 

“Intuit has recently received reports from customers that they have received emails similar to the one below. This email did not come from Intuit. The sender is not associated with Intuit, is not an authorized agent of Intuit, nor is their use of Intuit’s brands authorized by Intuit,” Intuit explained. 


The earlier warning shared a copy of another type of phishing email customers received. 


Erich Kron, security awareness advocate at KnowBe4, said these attacks typically tend to ramp up during tax season. The attacks generally attempt to trick people into logging into their accounts

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