BBB Scam Alert: Phishing Email

September 11, 2017

Businesses around the state and country are reporting an email phishing scam that uses BBB's name and credentials in an attempt to get business owners to turn over their personal information. The fake emails inform business owners of false complaints and violations of "The Safety and Health Act." If you receive one of these emails, please report it to


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