Cybercriminals are using QuickBooks and fake invoices to trick people in their latest scam.
QuickBooks is an accounting service that businesses use to keep track of their finances. What’s great about this service is that anyone can create a free account. The bad news about this is that cybercriminals can create an account and scam others with it.
In the latest scam, cybercriminals send out a phishing email that looks like it is coming from a real company such as Microsoft. This fake email includes an invoice and phone number that prompts the victim to call the number if the invoice seems suspicious. When you call the number, they will ask you to confirm your credit card information to cancel. Once you give up that information, cybercriminals then have your credit card number and can make purchases with it.
- If you are asked to verify payment information over the phone, ask them to tell you what they have on file.
- Never call a phone number provided from a suspicious email. Always confirm numbers or look up numbers by going to the official website.
- Cybercriminals use fake information to trick you into preforming actions. Always thinks before you click!
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