Scam Of The Week: TurboTax Phishing Attack


At the moment, there is a massive phishing scam that looks like it comes from TurboTax. The email tries to make you click on a link to “opt out” of sharing your personal information with others.

The email is a scam, if you click on the link it will download key logger malware which will steal your identity from your computer or phone.

Remember the following things:

  • Always have your Internet Security software updated, but do not rely on it.
  • Always keep all of your software up to date with the latest patches, computer and phone.
  • Never click on links in emails or text messages unless you are sure it’s legit. For instance, if you want to go to TurboTax, visit their website directly by typing their address in your browser.
  • Think Before You Click! Always take a second to ask yourself if this might be a scam.”
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About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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