A few days ago, Google announced a Chrome security update. Today I got an email from a client that the Customer, Vendor, and Item screens looked odd. A screenshot like the one below was attached.
Notice the toggle (yes/no) buttons in the top left corner of each column.
When we first got the screenprint, we could not reproduce it. I remembered the Chrome update and the client had mentioned that it did not happen on Edge. I checked my version of Chrome like this:
That is, (a) three dot menu, Help, About Google Chrome. If your Chrome is out of date, you will see a message unless your Chrome Updates are managed by your organization. Mine are, and are controlled by our Antivirus. So I noted the version (102.x.x.x) and went to the Chrome download site to get (103.x.x.x). After the update, the toggles appear as above.
By the time you read this, hopefully it will be fixed. But if it’s not, at least you’ll understand why your UI looks bizarre.
I got the email below today. I suppose it could be legitimate. While I’m a CPA, I don’t generally do individual returns. You can find me in a few CPA directories, and I’m a member of both the AICPA and the TN Society of CPAs. There are a couple of interesting things. First, the 2021 tax return is overdue. So is the extension. Second, the from address and the reply to were not only different, but at different domains. I wondered about the domain NAVER.COM, so I went to Google and typed “What is Naver.com” It’s a South Korean search engine company, so say the Google Gods. A 1099R is for the distribution of retirement benefits. That, a W-2 and a Schedule C might seem a little odd. The grammer isn’t particularly good, but I’ve seen worse from my kids’ texts.
All in all, I’m suspicious. Phishing? Maybe. Probably. Worth a reply, when a reply would likely have several files attached which I would need to open? Not on your life.
Terry, if you are really looking for a tax return preparer, I hope you find someone. I didn’t reply.
Be careful out there. The phishing attacks are getting better day by day.