Two Recent Emails from Intuit

There is some confusion lately surrounding two (2) emails appearing to come from Intuit. This QuickTrainer news blog is intended to explain the truth behind these two emails.


First and foremost, if you ever receive an email appearing to come from Intuit and you are suspicious about the origin of the email simply forward the email to Intuit at . Intuit will let you know if the email is a legitimate Intuit email.


There are two emails in question here. One email IS NOT Legitimate while the other email IS Legitimate.


Email Number 1
"Your Intuit Online Payroll Free Trial"
Status: This email is NOT Legitimate and is not really from Intuit
Actions: You should NOT open this email; rather, you should simply delete the email. The email also contains a ZIP file. Do NOT attempt to open the attached file.

Below is an example of this subject email:

Again, do NOT attempt to open this email or the attached ZIP file.

Email Number 2
Status: This email contains a customer name in the title and in the email. This IS a legitimate email from Intuit
Actions: Should you receive this email, simply follow the directions as outlined in the email

Below is an example of this subject email:

From: Intuit Payment Solutions < >

Sent: Wed, Nov 30, 2011 22:07:10 GMT+00:00


TIN Validation Request       Security Code: 6NEBAATGXG

Dear  ,               

Tax Information Needed within 30 days .
In our continuing effort to ensure that accurate information is being maintained on our systems and to improve the quality of service we can provide to you; INTUIT INC. has participated in the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] Name and TIN Matching Program. Your name and/or Taxpayer Identification Number [TIN: your Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number], that we have on your account does not match information on file with the IRS or the Social Security Administration [SSA). In order for INTUIT INC. to update your account, please follow the instructions below "What You Need To Do" .

Avoid Potential IRS Penalties
You can avoid potential penalties and reduce the likelihood of federal and state taxes being withheld from future distributions to you by helping us maintain accurate account information. Your account information currently on file with INTUIT INC. is as follows:

Current Name on Account: DLR MOBILE REPAIR 
Account Number: 5247710005527973

What You Need To Do
If you are an individual filing under your social security number, the name and social security number in our records must be identical to what is on file with the Social Security Administration. If you are a Corporation, Partnership, P.A., or P.S .C., your federal identification number and name in our records must match exactly what is on file with the Internal Revenue Service. Any variation will cause your record to mis-match and you may be subject to backup withholding. In order for INTUIT INC. to update your account follow the instructions below:

1) Follow this link to make the necessary changes.
You must use the Security Code from this letter and your Merchant Account number to access the link.

If you have any questions on how to complete this W-9 request or to access the link please contact us at 1-855-220-1032.

Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this important matter.