Phishing Email Scam Targets AICPA
On Feb. 16, the AICPA became aware of a fraudulent email using an AICPA banner and referencing the recipient’s possible involvement in an unlawful income tax refund activity that was sent to numerous individuals, CPAs, non-CPAs and members of the general public. This email is not from the AICPA nor from the AICPA’s database. This email, apparently received by a small portion of AICPA members and others, was a typical “phishing” email scam. The AICPA is advising anyone receiving such email not to open any attachment or click on any link as the email may contain a virus. While the exact source has not yet been determined, the AICPA is actively investigating this situation.
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LAST UPDATED 2/17/2012