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For the past few days I have been receiving this e-mail that looked shady. Essentially, it seems like there is a company that is targeting people who use Intuit products where they then attempt to get people’s user data. This is the e-mail I got:

X-Account-Key: account2
X-UIDL: 1349447270.25898.pt05
X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000
Received: from sagembox ([])
with ESMTP via TCP; 05 Oct 2012 14:27:48 -0000
Received: from [] (port=57610 helo=[])
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Message-ID: <>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 15:27:47 +0100
From: “Intuit GoPayment”
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20110929 Thunderbird/7.0.1
MIME-Version: 1.0
Subject: Welcome – you’re accepted for GoPayment Merchant
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
X-Spam: Not detected
X-Mras: Ok

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

New Respective Client!

Your Intuit Merchant request for ONDEMAND , DEVELOPMENTS has been approved.
Service Information
Email Address:XXXXXXXXX

Additional fees for this kind of activity may happen.

Next step: Access to confirm your UserID

This is really important lets you:

Manage your payment service in the Merchant Service Center
Review charges Log In to other Intuit products you may use, like TurboTax, Quicken, and Intuit Payroll
The good news is we see you have an existing Intuit accountfor your email address,You can use this ID for your payment service also, or enter a new one. Verify Access ID

Get started:

Step 1: If you still did not, download the Intuit GoPayment software.

Step 2: Launch the Intuit application and sign in with the AccesID (your email address) and Password you setup. Easy Operate Your GoPayment AccountThe GoPayment Merchant Service by Intuit Center is the web site where you can learn more about GoPayment features, customize your sales receipt and add GoPayment users. You can also review transactions, deposits and fees. Visit this link and access with your GoPayment AccesID (your email address) and Password.

For additional information on how to begin using Intuit GoPayment Merchant, including tutorials, FAQs and other resources, visit the Service Center at this web site.

Please DO NOT reply to this message. automative notification system cannot accept incoming messages.

Merchant Terms & Agreements© 2012 Intuit, Inc. All rights reserved.

As it turns out all of the links eventually go to a site called and not the Intuit site. Basically, stay away or just delete the e-mail as if you run a business giving out account passwords and user ids that have access to all your financial data won’t be too pleasant.

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