Tax season is here for most of us which means many spammers will try to take advantage of the situation and lead you to tax-related malicious links.
Security companies have been seeing a large number of emails purporting to be from Intuit, the company that makes QuickBooks, Quicken and TurboTax software.
Most anti-virus products have been detecting and blocking these messages for quite some time, but the messages are so convincing that many users have been ignoring the warnings and reporting the blocks as false positives.
The spam reads:
With intent to guarantee that accurate information is being maintained on our systems, as well as to improve the quality of service we can provide to you; INTUIT INC. has taken part in the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] Name and TIN Matching Program.
For some reason your name and/or Taxpayer Identification Number that is specified on your account is different from the information obtained from the IRS.
In order to check and correct the information on your account, please use the following link.
2632 Marine Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
Be careful and never trust ANY email that asks you to give out personal and/or financial information.