Phishing emails are usually unexpected, unsolicited, yet appear legitimate. Every day, scam artists, fraudsters and criminals try to gain access to our personal information to compromise our bank accounts, financial resources, or even to steal our identities. Don't let them!
Knowledge is key. So be aware that legitimate companies have policies in place that protect customers' personal information. They almost never ask for personal information via email.
So, if you're not confident an email is legit, DON'T TAKE EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS:
Provide personal information in an email, like:
credit card numbers
online banking passwords
other personal identifying facts (e.g., dates of birth, telephone numbers)
Click on a link that's embedded in the email, or open any attachments.
Over the past several years, the number of fraudulent websites spoofing Intuit sites purporting to offer Intuit products and services for 'discount prices' has increased. Reportedly, these imposter sites offer Intuit products and technical support via remote access. Unfortunately, customers have paid hundreds of dollars to fraudulent companies who just want to gain access to your computer to steal your personal information.
Please do not be fooled by these criminals. They are in no way affiliated with Intuit. Their programs and services are not endorsed or approved by Intuit in any manner. If you find a third party company offering paid product support for Intuit products, it's most likely a scam.