BBB: your paycheck is fine, don't fall for the scam
A viewer forwarded a message to the Six On Your Side’s newsroom. The message said their direct deposit paycheck had been cancelled. We showed it to Better Business Bureau. Dale Dixon broke it down for us. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
A viewer forwarded a message to the Six On Your Side’s newsroom. The message said their direct deposit paycheck had been cancelled. We showed it to Better Business Bureau, and since then, a number of people have shared the same email with the BBB.
They're hearing from a number of people who are receiving this message. One was sent to
Boise Rescue Mission employees. Reverend Bill Roscoe knew it was a scam, but forwarded
the message to us at BBB. The message is supposed to look like it’s coming from Intuit,
the company that makes the popular Quickbooks accounting software. The warning says
payroll has been cancelled because many businesses use the service for direct deposit into an employee’s bank account.
Here are some red flags:
First, the number of misspellings and poor grammar. Lines like “Payroll account holded by
Intuit,” and “Funds are to be seceded.”
Also, the links have nothing to do with an Intuit website.
The BBB suggests businesses do banking and financial transactions on an isolated computer. This is an excellent example of why you never want to use the same computer used for banking/
accounting to open email or surf the web. The risk is too high because of the virus this email contains. Always keep anti-virus software up-to-date.
Better Business Bureau has a number of resources to help you protect your identity and money.