The new round of emails claims to be from the Council of Better Business Bureaus in Arlington, Va., with subject lines such as: "BBB Case # xxxxxxxx." Messages urgently request that recipients click enclosed links to handle pending consumer complaints. Recipients have reported that phishing emails are coming from "firstname.lastname@example.org," "email@example.com," "firstname.lastname@example.org" and "email@example.com."
BBB serving Northeast Louisiana reminds recipients that these emails may contain viruses and malware.
To verify the legitimacy of BBB complaints, contact Better Business Bureau locally. Consumers or businesses who have received the fraudulent emails are asked to report them to bbb.org/scam/report-a-scam.