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Identity Theft by Email

Be wary of thieves who may try to obtain your personal financial information via email in order to commit fraud. This criminal activity is called “phishing.”

Phishers target their victims with emails that appear to be from a legitimate business. These emails often ask for highly personal information, such as social security number, bank account number, or credit card information. Phishing emails may also include a clickable link to a fake login screen. This is designed to get victims to share their user id and password information.

Don’t let authentic-looking logos, web addresses, or fake log-in screens fool you. Most financial institutions, including EZ Accounting, will never ask you to send an email containing your personal financial information. The safest way to log into your online accounts is to type the legitimate website address in the url address bar in your internet browser. Save the url link as a “bookmark,” so you can quickly return to it as often as needed.

You can securely share your financial information with EZ Accounting by visiting our website at Click on the blue “Transfer a File” button at the top right of the screen and log in with your user id and password.

If you receive a phishing email, you can file a complaint at the Federal Trade Commission’s website, or call 1-877-FTC-HELP.