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Monthly Archives: February 2013

News Flash – Fake Email – Incoming Transactions Report

People are receiving fake emails with the title “Incoming Transactions Report.”

Below is a copy of the email people are receiving.


Incoming Transactions Report

An incoming money transfer has been received by your financial institution and the funds deposited to account.

Initiated By: CashEdge Inc.

Initiated Date & Time: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:54:30 -0500 Batch ID: 568

Please view the attached file to review the transaction details.


This is the end of the fake email.

Steps to Take Now

  • Do not click on the link or open the attachment in the email.
  • Send a copy of the email to spoof@intuit.com.
  • Do not forward the email to anyone else.
  • Delete the email.

Information

On the Internet, “phishing” refers to criminal activity that attempts to fraudulently obtain sensitive information.

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from a phishing attack:

  1. If you suspect you have received a phishing email from Intuit, please forward it immediately to spoof@intuit.com. We will look into each reported instance.
  2. Make sure you subscribe to an anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date.
  3. Make sure you have updated your web browser to one that includes anti-phishing security features, such as Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox version 3 or higher.
  4. Make sure that you keep up to date on the latest releases and patches for your operating systems and critical programs. These releases are frequently security related.
  5. Do not respond to emails asking for account, password, banking, or credit card information.
  6. Do not open up an attachment that claims to be a software update. We will not send any software updates via email.
  7. Do not respond to text messages or voicemails that ask you to call a number and enter your account number and pin.
  8. Make sure you have passwords on your computer and your payroll files.

Here are 3 common methods that phishers use in their emails

  1. Spoofed email address. Don’t reply to unsolicited email and don’t open email attachments. It’s easy to fake a From or Reply To address, either manually or with spam software, so never assume an email is real by looking at its header. You might be able to spot fake addresses by checking for domain name misspellings, but this isn’t foolproof. Some email service providers combat the problem of spoofed addresses by using authentication techniques to verify a sender’s integrity.
  2. Fake link. When in doubt, never click on a link in an unsolicited or suspicious email. Scam emails can contain a hidden link to a site that asks you to enter your log on and account information. A clue: if the email threatens you with account closure if you don’t log on soon, you could be the target of phishing. You may be able to tell if a link is real by moving your mouse over it and looking at the bottom of your browser to see the hidden Web address – it will look different than the one you see on the surface.
  3. Forged Website. If you must visit a financial site, like your bank or credit card company, enter its known address into the browser location field manually. Use a browser with an anti-phishing plug-in or extension, like FireFox version 3 or higher or Internet Explorer 7. These browsers warn you about forged, high-risk sites. Phony Web sites mimic real sites by copying company logos, images, and site designs. Malicious webmasters can also use HTML, Flash or Java Script to mask or change a browser address.

Visit security.intuit.com to get the most up to date information about phishing. Forward suspicious emails to spoof@intuit.com.


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This article is provided for informational purposes and is not intended to be construed as legal, accounting, or other professional advice. For further information, please consult appropriate professional advice from your attorney and certified public accountant.

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Ruth is the an Intuit Premier Reseller that offers great deals on QuickBooks POS and QuickBooks Enterprise. She has provided expert QuickBooks help to thousands of businesses all over the world since 1996.

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News Flash – Fake Email – Payroll Compliance Update: 2013 Federal Withholding Tables

People are receiving fake emails with the title “Payroll Compliance Update: 2013 Federal Withholding Tables.”

Below is a copy of the email people are receiving.


quickbooks pos


This is the end of the fake email.

Steps to Take Now

  • Do not click on the link or open the attachment in the email.
  • Send a copy of the email to spoof@intuit.com.
  • Do not forward the email to anyone else.
  • Delete the email.

Information

On the Internet, “phishing” refers to criminal activity that attempts to fraudulently obtain sensitive information.

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from a phishing attack:

  1. If you suspect you have received a phishing email from Intuit, please forward it immediately to spoof@intuit.com. We will look into each reported instance.
  2. Make sure you subscribe to an anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date.
  3. Make sure you have updated your web browser to one that includes anti-phishing security features, such as Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox version 3 or higher.
  4. Make sure that you keep up to date on the latest releases and patches for your operating systems and critical programs. These releases are frequently security related.
  5. Do not respond to emails asking for account, password, banking, or credit card information.
  6. Do not open up an attachment that claims to be a software update. We will not send any software updates via email.
  7. Do not respond to text messages or voicemails that ask you to call a number and enter your account number and pin.
  8. Make sure you have passwords on your computer and your payroll files.

Here are 3 common methods that phishers use in their emails

  1. Spoofed email address. Don’t reply to unsolicited email and don’t open email attachments. It’s easy to fake a From or Reply To address, either manually or with spam software, so never assume an email is real by looking at its header. You might be able to spot fake addresses by checking for domain name misspellings, but this isn’t foolproof. Some email service providers combat the problem of spoofed addresses by using authentication techniques to verify a sender’s integrity.
  2. Fake link. When in doubt, never click on a link in an unsolicited or suspicious email. Scam emails can contain a hidden link to a site that asks you to enter your log on and account information. A clue: if the email threatens you with account closure if you don’t log on soon, you could be the target of phishing. You may be able to tell if a link is real by moving your mouse over it and looking at the bottom of your browser to see the hidden Web address – it will look different than the one you see on the surface.
  3. Forged Website. If you must visit a financial site, like your bank or credit card company, enter its known address into the browser location field manually. Use a browser with an anti-phishing plug-in or extension, like FireFox version 3 or higher or Internet Explorer 7. These browsers warn you about forged, high-risk sites. Phony Web sites mimic real sites by copying company logos, images, and site designs. Malicious webmasters can also use HTML, Flash or Java Script to mask or change a browser address.

Visit security.intuit.com to get the most up to date information about phishing. Forward suspicious emails to spoof@intuit.com.


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This article is provided for informational purposes and is not intended to be construed as legal, accounting, or other professional advice. For further information, please consult appropriate professional advice from your attorney and certified public accountant.

Ruth Perryman - QuickBooks Specialist Written by +Ruth Perryman

Ruth is the an Intuit Premier Reseller that offers great deals on QuickBooks POS and QuickBooks Enterprise. She has provided expert QuickBooks help to thousands of businesses all over the world since 1996.

Visit our webstore for great deals on QuickBooks and QuickBooks POS!

News Flash – Fake Email – Please respond – overdue payment

People are receiving fake emails with the title “Please respond – overdue payment.”

Below is a copy of the email people are receiving. The email does not contain a link; however, the email has a .zip attachment that contains malware. Do not open the .zip file.


Please find attached your invoices for the past months. Remit the payment by 02/25/2013 as outlines under our “Payment Terms” agreement.

Thank you for your business,

Sincerely,

Earline Robles


This is the end of the fake email.

Steps to Take Now

  • Do not open the attachment in the email.
  • Send a copy of the email to spoof@intuit.com.
  • Do not forward the email to anyone else.
  • Delete the email.

Information

On the Internet, “phishing” refers to criminal activity that attempts to fraudulently obtain sensitive information.

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from a phishing attack:

  1. If you suspect you have received a phishing email from Intuit, please forward it immediately to spoof@intuit.com. We will look into each reported instance.
  2. Make sure you subscribe to an anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date.
  3. Make sure you have updated your web browser to one that includes anti-phishing security features, such as Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox version 3 or higher.
  4. Make sure that you keep up to date on the latest releases and patches for your operating systems and critical programs. These releases are frequently security related.
  5. Do not respond to emails asking for account, password, banking, or credit card information.
  6. Do not open up an attachment that claims to be a software update. We will not send any software updates via email.
  7. Do not respond to text messages or voicemails that ask you to call a number and enter your account number and pin.
  8. Make sure you have passwords on your computer and your payroll files.

Here are 3 common methods that phishers use in their emails

  1. Spoofed email address. Don’t reply to unsolicited email and don’t open email attachments. It’s easy to fake a From or Reply To address, either manually or with spam software, so never assume an email is real by looking at its header. You might be able to spot fake addresses by checking for domain name misspellings, but this isn’t foolproof. Some email service providers combat the problem of spoofed addresses by using authentication techniques to verify a sender’s integrity.
  2. Fake link. When in doubt, never click on a link in an unsolicited or suspicious email. Scam emails can contain a hidden link to a site that asks you to enter your log on and account information. A clue: if the email threatens you with account closure if you don’t log on soon, you could be the target of phishing. You may be able to tell if a link is real by moving your mouse over it and looking at the bottom of your browser to see the hidden Web address – it will look different than the one you see on the surface.
  3. Forged Website. If you must visit a financial site, like your bank or credit card company, enter its known address into the browser location field manually. Use a browser with an anti-phishing plug-in or extension, like FireFox version 3 or higher or Internet Explorer 7. These browsers warn you about forged, high-risk sites. Phony Web sites mimic real sites by copying company logos, images, and site designs. Malicious webmasters can also use HTML, Flash or Java Script to mask or change a browser address.

Visit security.intuit.com to get the most up to date information about phishing. Forward suspicious emails to spoof@intuit.com.


Get free QuickBooks support and training!
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This article is provided for informational purposes and is not intended to be construed as legal, accounting, or other professional advice. For further information, please consult appropriate professional advice from your attorney and certified public accountant.

Ruth Perryman - QuickBooks Specialist Written by +Ruth Perryman

Ruth is the an Intuit Premier Reseller that offers great deals on QuickBooks POS and QuickBooks Enterprise. She has provided expert QuickBooks help to thousands of businesses all over the world since 1996.

Visit our webstore for great deals on QuickBooks and QuickBooks POS!

How to Upgrade Only Some of your Seats of QuickBooks POS

Ruth, I have one question. My company started off with QuickBooks POS Pro 7 and in 2010 we hired a new employee and we were forced to upgrade to QuickBooks POS Pro v10 for an additional seat.

I now have another new employee I want to get a seat for and I want to buy an additional seat. If the future presents itself where I need to upgrade again and my spare QuickBooks POS Pro 10 seat is not being used, is it mandatory for me to upgrade all QuickBooks POS Pro 10 seats owned or can I just upgrade to what I need at that time? I don’t want to have that additional seat cost me more than I bargained for.

Sincerely.

You don’t need to upgrade all your seats, and if you don’t upgrade all of them at the same time you can upgrade the remaining seats later (as long as that year is still available).

Intuit allows you to add seats one year back, but they don’t sell upgrades one year back. So you can currently add seats to v10 but you can’t upgrade any older seats of POS to v10.


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This article is provided for informational purposes and is not intended to be construed as legal, accounting, or other professional advice. For further information, please consult appropriate professional advice from your attorney and certified public accountant.

Ruth Perryman - QuickBooks Specialist Written by +Ruth Perryman

Ruth is the an Intuit Premier Reseller that offers great deals on QuickBooks POS and QuickBooks Enterprise. She has provided expert QuickBooks help to thousands of businesses all over the world since 1996.

Visit our webstore for great deals on QuickBooks and QuickBooks POS!