BBB Updates Advice for Recipients of Phishing Email Claiming to Be a Complaint
The phishing emails – the fifth wave since Thanksgiving that uses the BBB’s name – uses BBB’s name and logo in an attempt to look like a notice of a newly filed complaint. The latest round includes a ZIP attachment, but that has not always been the case. Whether by an attachment or a link, the phishing emails attempt to trick the recipient into clicking and opening the “complaint,” which downloads malware onto their computer. The malware is designed to infect the computer and look for information such as bank account numbers and passwords in order to steal money from the recipients’ accounts.
If you receive an email that looks like it is about a BBB complaint:
BBB also recommends that all businesses take steps to secure their data and the information they’ve collected on their customers. BBB’s “Data Security– Made Simpler” is available free-of-charge at www.bbb.org/data-security.
Contact the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan at (306) 352-7601, toll free at 1 (888) 352-7601 or online at www.sask.bbb.org or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan Inc. is a non-profit organization funded by accredited businesses throughout the province.
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