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Email scam targeting businesses

Posted at 7:07 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 21:07:44-05
A scam targeting businesses through email has many people on high alert. 
 
Scammers are sending fake web links that look like websites to businesses to access their personal information. 
 
For many businesses, phishing scams can be dangerous.
 
With just a click of a button, scammers can access confidential information. 
 
Reba and Associates, an accounting firm in Tucson tells KGUN 9 they received an email with a similar login as the tax software they use to store client information. 
 
Reba Kalil says the email notified her office that a client sent them some important information.
 
"In order to get that information, we needed to login and give them our credentials." 
 
While some people fall for these scams, Kalil and Associates are familiar with it. 
 
"It appeared very fuzzy. The logo appeared as though it had been duplicated and it didn't look like our tax software, completely."
 
Susann Miller with the Better Business Bureau says scammers are notorious for sending bogus emails with links in hopes of striking gold.  
 
Miller says, "If they were to have logged into that information that would have given the scammer all of their clients information and their financial information." 
 
Information that includes names, tax Id's and social security numbers which can be used to steal a persons identity.  
 
Kalil says she just wants businesses to remain alert and protect their client information.
 
"They're getting better and better with these scams." 
 
Before you click on any links make sure the website is real and look for any red flags.