ALERT — Spam / Phishing Email about Intuit QuickBooks – Security Tool

ALERT — Spam / Phishing Email about Intuit QuickBooks – Security Tool

There is another spam / phishing email making the rounds again.  Please spread the word that this is not a legitimate email — just delete and do not click on any links.  It says: 

You will not be able to access your Intuit QuickBooks account without Intuit Security Tool (IST) after 31th of October, 2011.

You can download Intuit Security Tool here.

After a successful download please run the setup for an automatic installation, then login to Intuit QuickBooks online to check that it is working properly.

Although the dates may change as they send it often.  Check when ever you aren’t sure or want to check on an email.  You can forward suspicious emails to

7 thoughts on “ALERT — Spam / Phishing Email about Intuit QuickBooks – Security Tool

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  2. Bill Mabey

    Thank you Michelle: I have not received one recently, but am making all clients using QB aware. I did receive one like this some time late last year I believe, and reported it to Intuit: it was based on the same premise of a security fix/patch.
    Thank you again.

  3. Michele McLaughlin

    Thank you for the timely warning. I have alerted my clients and associates.

  4. Sylvia Mesaros

    Thank you for sending this phishing alert. Althought I haven’t gotten it (yet), it’s always better to know about it BEFORE you make a mistake.

    I thoroughly enjoy all your blog posts, LinkedIn groups, and a recent webinar I attended, and am amazed at your knowledge of QuickBooks. I am a ProAdvisor slowly working on my Certification in between starting a new bookkeeping business and you are at the top of the list of those I follow.

    Keep sharing your information as it is extremely helpful and much appreciated.

    1. Michelle Long Post author

      Thanks Sylvia!

      I didn’t get this email myself, but people who did forwarded it to me and were asking about it.

      Glad to have you as a follower / subscriber! 🙂