The Better Business Bureau is warning businesses to beware of a malicious email that pretends to be from the BBB, and concerns a complaint filed against the company.
The phishing email is sent from multiple email addresses with the subject line “Complaint #” followed by a nine-digit number. BBB Accredited and Non-Accredited Businesses have been targeted and some consumers have received the email.
The body of the email claims that the company has received a complaint and asks them to respond to the complaint by directing them to a link shown as our national website at http://www.bbb.org which actually is a disguised link to a third party website. The link given actually goes to the site caxehid.getfreehosting.co.uk/.
Since the message is fraudulent, the BBB advises any business that receives this email to take the following steps:
* Do not click on any links or reply to the message. Completely delete the message from your inbox, and run a full virus scan on your computer if you did click on any links
* If you receive an email from the BBB about a complaint filed against your business and need assistance in determining whether or not it is legitimate, contact the BBB Serving Nebraska, South Dakota, and southwest Iowa at 800-649-6814. Complaints handled by the BBB Serving Nebraska, South Dakota and Southwest Iowa always begin with "3000," and never include an attachment unless requested by the company