Originally Posted by Rich
I received a very real looking email from the "Intuit" company for something I did not order. Called Intuit, they are aware of the problem and advised not to click on any of the links in the email. They had me forward the email to them at; firstname.lastname@example.org
I noticed a very real looking e-mail from "Amazon" today in my gmail spam bucket with the warning that the e-mail did not come from the apparent source it stated.
It also had what looked a valid amazon website link, however I'm sure that link would have taken you to a bogus site, even though the url appeared quite genuine. The e-mail was a confirmation that an order had been cancelled, but it was for an item that we had never ordered, and it didn't suggest clicking on any link or anything, however, the Amazon.com link was in the signature line making it all too easy to click on that link rather than go to the site using your browser bookmark or favorite.
It is always worth repeating that no matter how genuine an e-mail may appear, you should never click on any links within an e-mail.