There is an e-mail phishing scam making the rounds that spoofs the BBB brand and tries to trick businesses and consumers into installing malware that will give them access to banking information. BBB.org is working to get the malware sites deactivated. In the meantime, don’t bite!
The e-mail is going out to consumers and business owners claiming that a complaint has been filed or that the recipient’s BBB accreditation has been suspended or revoked. The e-mails carry links to sites that will result in dangerous malware being dropped onto the victim’s computer.
If you don’t own a business, you can disregard any BBB email that claims your company has been the subject of a customer communication. If you do own a business, you can always check with your local office to confirm the legitimacy of any email purporting to come from BBB. To find your local office, visit www.bbb.org/find and enter your city.
If you receive one of these e-mails, don’t click the link and please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Austin-area non-profit forwarded one of those e-mails to us this morning: