BBB Scam Reported 01 Aug 12

The Better Business Bureau issued a warning about a new scam on Tuesday that uses the Better Business Bureau name. Two different versions of the fraudulent email have been received. One claims to be following up on a complaint filed with the BBB, while the other asks for updated contact information “as a service to BBB Accredited Businesses.” Both of these emails are fake, although they look quite realistic. Both refer the recipient to an online form, but it is not a Better Business Bureau website, and recipients should not click on the link. It actually takes you to a rogue website that downloads a Trojan virus on your computer. Efforts are underway to take down the websites that are spreading the virus, and the scam has been reported to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Consumers are urged to delete suspicious emails and keep their anti-virus software up-to-date at all times.