Spoof - Intuit Update Notification
Recieved this email this morning - I know it is a Spoof and I have made the areas of giveaway in Bold and Underscored. The interesting part about this is that it came to a special email address I set up for Intuit back when I was stupid enough to use Innovative Solutions - their really BAD merchant services. You would think that these scammers would at least get someone that understands grammer to proof-read for them!
Dear Valued Customer.
In order to access Intuit after 27 of January 2010, you must have a valid Digital Certificate installed on your Computer.
Creating and installing your Intuit digital certificate it is a quick and automated process.
Knowing with whom you are communicating, it is the base of security on internet operations. Encryption alone is not enough, as it provides no proof of the identity of the sender of the encrypted information. Without special sauards, you risk being impersonated online. Digital certificates provide an electronic means for Intuit to verify your identity. Used in conjunction with encryption, digital certificates provide a more complete security solution, assuring the identity of all parties participating in a transaction.
The Intuit server has its own digital certificate to assure you that you are actually calling with Intuit and not with an gyp.
To generate your own Digital Certificate, you need to download Digital Certificate generation tool. For security reasons, download is available only once. Please download Digital Certificate generation tool direct to your Microsoft Windows PC. It is important to note that: Your Intuit digital certificate is not valid after of one year. You will be prompted to enter an automatic renewal process 30 days prior to certificate expiration.
System requirements :
Windows XP, Vista, 2000, 2003
Internet Explorer 6.x, 7.x, 8.x
ATTENTION: You will not be able to use our service without update from 27 of January 2010
Digital Certificate generation tool for Quickbooks Users
Digital Certificate generation tool for Intuit Merchant holders
Digital Certificate generation tool for PayCycle customers
Digital Certificate generation tool for Quicken users
If you are not Microsoft Windows user you can use our services as usual
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