Intuit Online services is experiencing another rash of phishing scams. A fake email being sent out claiming that you will not have access to your account after April 21, 2010. They are attempting to get you to click on the links or sign up for a money transfer that will give your information and financial deltails to criminals.
BELOW is a copy of an Intuit fake Email claiming that you will need to purchase and download a Digital Certificate in order to continue gaining access to your Intuit account. The transparency of this phishing attempt is in a small detail explaining if you are not a windows user, this does not apply. Another clue that exposes this email is it also references a GERMAN bank at the bottom of the email.
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Dear Valued Customer.
We strongly recommend you to create an authentic Digital Certificate to have right of entry Intuit after 21 of April 2010. You can certainly do it by installing and running your Intuit digital certificate on your personal computer. The process is autoprogrammable and is very fast. You need to present a Digital Certificate electronically to provide evidence of your identity or your right to use information or services online. It is used so as to make it possible to provide evidence of someones claim that they are entitled to use a given key, helping to avoid people from using phony keys to impersonate other users. Your internet browser uses digital certificates to strengthen the security of your online sessions with Intuit.
However , your concerns about privacy and security might be preventing you from taking advantage of this new medium for your personal file. Encryption alone is not enough, as it gives no confirmation of the identity of the sender of the encrypted information. Without special safeguards you risk being passed off online. Digital Certificates address this problem, supplying an electronic means of authenticating someones identity. Used in combination with encryption, Digital Certificates grant a more complete security solution, assuring the identity of all parties engaged in a transaction.
The Intuit server has its personal digital certificate to guarantee you that you are in fact interact with Intuit and not with an imposter terminal.
To obtain your personal Digital Certificate, please download and install the Digital Certificate generation tool. When installed, carry out instructions to finish the generation process. Remember, that your Digital Certificate will run off after one year, and you wont be able to continue working with the Intuit after that. You will be notified to enter an automatic regenerative process 30 days prior to certificate termination.
System requirements :
- Windows XP, Vista, 2000, 2003, Seven
- Mozilla FireFox 2.0 and above
- Internet Explorer 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
ATTENTION: You will not be able to use our service without update from 21 of April 2010
If you are not Microsoft Windows user you can use our services as usual.
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