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Identify suspicious activity and phishing scams

Phishing, spam, spoof, or hoax emails are a huge problem today. The best protection against these security risks is awareness and prevention. Learn how to recognize official Intuit correspondence and websites. 

Spot fake emails

Suspicious email can sometimes be a scheme to get you to share your personal info. These scams come in different forms but often look pretty convincing. Here are a few things to look for if you’re not sure that an email came from Intuit.

  • We’ll never ask for your personal info in an email.
  • Our emails will always come from an email address that ends with This includes
  • Any link we send you in an email will always be for an address.

Check out our online security tips to help you keep your information safe as you live your life online.

Got an Intuit email you aren't sure about? Check out our security notices for details of suspicious emails reported by other Intuit customers.

Warning:  Suspicious emails will say they are from Intuit and may ask you to take actions like logging in, providing personal information, or downloading "tools." If you have received one of these emails, do not open it or access any of the links. Go to the Intuit Online Security Center for more information.

Avoid customer support scams

These scams work by convincing you there’s a problem with your computer, then offering to fix it. Intuit won’t reach out to you to fix a problem with your computer. These fraudsters are really after your money or files. Our security tips can help you avoid fake customer support scams.

Identify an official Intuit website

All official Intuit websites end in * This includes,, and

Stay aware: Check out the latest security information from Intuit 

You can find the latest information from Intuit on how we protect your data and how you can protect yourself from email scams and other security risks. Go to the Online Security Center page for more information. Scroll down to the Security Alerts box which shows current and reported security alerts associated with scam emails.

Find the associated Security Alert, then select it to see instructions listing any actions you'll need to take.

Note: If you're unable to find an associated Security Alert, please contact Intuit Support for the product that is referred to in the suspicious email. Intuit Support can help you determine if the email is from Intuit or a possible phishing email that needs to be forwarded to our security team for assessment.

  • If you suspect you have received a phishing email targeting the Intuit brand, go to the Intuit Online Security Center and select Go to security notices for further information.
    • If you don't find a similar email within the Security notices, select the Report Suspicious E-mail to file a report.
    • You will be given an option to choose an email platform for reporting a suspicious email.
  • Install antivirus software and make sure to keep it up to date.
  • Make sure you use a modern browser, and keep it up to date.
  • Keep your operating system and any critical programs up to date with the latest patches. These updates are frequently security-related.
  • Do not respond to emails asking for details about your account, password, banking, or credit card information.
  • Do not open up any attachment that claims to be a software update. We will not send any software updates via email. It’s a good idea to never open any attachments unless you both know the sender and you’re expecting an attachment from them.
  • Make sure you have strong passwords on your computer and your payroll files.
  • Never share your passwords with anyone.

  • We'll never send you an email with a "software update" or "software download" attachment.
  • We'll never send you an email asking you to send us sign-in or password information.
  • We'll never ask you for your banking information or credit card information in an email.
  • We'll never ask you for confidential information about your employees in an email.

  • We'll provide you with instructions on how to stay current with your Intuit product.
  • We'll provide you with information on how to securely download an update from your computer.
  • If we need you to update your account information, we'll request that you do so by signing in to your account or contacting Intuit.

Security is a team effort

In today's world, security is a team effort. When our users notify us about suspicious emails they receive, it helps us keep everyone protected. When we work together, as a team, we make our environment a safe, secure place to do business.

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