The BBB knows that once a con man has found a good fishing hole, he's likely to change bait to keep the fish guessing.
In November 2011, business owners across North America began reporting the receipt of bogus e-mails notifying them of a BBB complaint. Downloading the file or activating the link would draw a virus into the business owner's computer. While the Council of Better Business Bureaus, working with the FBI and other authorities, has managed to curtail the efforts of con men sending that version of the e-mail, the Russians that appear to be perpetrating that scam have changed bait on a new round of messages currently hitting Oklahoma businesses.
The new e-mail message entreats the recipient to update their file information with the Better Business Bureau...of ALASKA. While it's likely that the con artists will change the state (they catch on fast when they've made a goof that defrauds their nepharious purposes), the message contains a link and log-in code that will interfere and implant viruses in your computer. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK OR ATTEMPT TO LOG IN. If you need or want to update your file information, visit the OKC-BBB website directly at www.oklahomacity.bbb.org and look for the business services section; you should easily locate the link to update company information. (And we're not in Alaska, so we actually have control of your report information if you're in Central Oklahoma.)
Whenever you receive a suspicious e-mail supposedly from the Better Business Bureau, please do not hesitate to contact our office.