At Xero, keeping their clients safe is very important. With the increased number of phishing scams that are targeting the customers of banks and other large companies they want you to know that your security is paramount.
A phishing scam is when malicious emails target customers by pretending to be from a legitimate company such as Xero, using an email address like firstname.lastname@example.org. They're not targeting the company websites, but rather your login and access details. As online fraud continues to grow, Xero have put together some advice so you can stay safe online. Read more on their blog.
Xero are aware of a phishing scam that has been targetting their customers but they'd like you to be rest assured that all your important data is still safe with them.
Recent phishing emails (emails that did not come from Xero) had subject lines similar to:
Subject: Credit Note CN-87151 from...
Subject: ACH Approval Letter
Subject: Invoice INV-...
Emails like this contain malicious content such as viruses. If you've received one, don't open it - and if you do open it, don't click any links or attachments. Delete the email. If you're ever concerned you've received a phishing email or one that pretends to come from Xero please forward it to: email@example.com.
If you have any queries regarding this or would like to discuss any other items relating to Xero please don't hesitate to contact your advisor at HTA Advisory.