The Better Business Bureau is issuing an urgent scam alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an e-mail that is purporting to be from a bbb.org e-mail address about a recently filed complaint.
The e-mail contains a dangerous attachment regarding a complaint and appears to direct recipients to the BBB website.
This is a scam — BBB does not send complaints as attachments via e-mail.
The e-mail appears to come from a fake BBB employee claiming that the recipient needs to review this matter and advise the BBB of their position.
From there, the e-mail appears to direct the recipient to the BBB website, but actually directs them to an outside link.
This e-mail is fraudulent and does not originate from BBB.
The e-mail attachment and link are malicious and we are strongly advising to not open or click them.
Should you receive such an e-mail, please disregard its message, and report any information received to BBB’s Scam Portal, and then delete it.
If you have clicked on the link, you should immediately do a virus scan.