November 23, 2011
The Better Business Bureau today issued an urgent SCAM alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that is purporting to be from a bbb.org email address about a recently filed complaint.
The email contains a dangerous attachment regarding a complaint and appears to direct recipients to the BBB website.
The email 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 email appears to direct the recipient to the BBB website, but actually directs them to an outside link. This email is fraudulent and does not originate from BBB. Th BBB does not send complaints as attachments via email. The email attachment and link are malicious and recipients are strongly advised to not open or click them. If you have clicked on the link, immediately do a virus scan on your computer.
Please note that any complaints issued from the BBB of Kansas will be a five digit number.
If you have any questions you can call the Better Business Bureau's Wichita office at (316) 263-3146.