Recent Scams

scam alert

QuickBooks Renewal Phone Scam

If you receive a phone call with a transcript similar to the following, beware that it is a scam:

“This is an automated reminder message from QuickBooks Support. Dear Customer, we are unable to process the payment card on file for QuickBooks 2023 renewal, as either your card is not in service or you might not have enough funds in your account to make the payment. You can pay by calling us at our toll free number, 883-326-4244 between Monday to Friday, eight to five Pacific Time. That number again is 888-326-4244. Please renew your subscription as soon as possible to continue using your QuickBooks product and services. Thank you.”


Tax Refund Scam

The IRS has issued a warning regarding a new tax scam that tries to mislead people into believing they are owed a tax refund. This new scheme involves a mailing coming in a cardboard envelope from a delivery service. The enclosed letter includes the IRS masthead and wording that the notice is "in relation to your unclaimed refund." The letter tells the recipients  they  need  to  provide  "Filing  Information"  for  their  refund,  as  well  as  more  sensitive  information including cell phone number, bank routing information, Social Security number, and bank account type.

This  letter  contains  a  variety  of  warning  signs,  including  odd  punctuation  and  a  mixture  of  fonts,  as  well  as inaccuracies. Always be sure to carefully review any written communication – whether it be by email, mail, fax, or text message – for typos and oddities like these. These are red flags and are most often indicative of a scam.



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