The Better Business Bureau is warning business owners and consumers that the BBB name and logo are being fraudulently used by criminals in an on-going phishing scam. The emails look very much like notice of a complaint from BBB, but contain links to malware that can infect the recipient’s computer or steal passwords.
If you get an email that looks like it is a BBB complaint:
Do NOT click on any links or attachments.
NOTE - If the link you clicked appeared to be for a Google Doc, a malicious service called "Google Docs" may gain access to everything within your Google account. You should, as soon as possible, access your Google permissions page to see what apps and sites are connected and have access to your account. Remove the Google Docs app, and then change your password.
If you have a business and are not certain whether the complaint is legitimate, contact BBB of Southern Colorado at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-636-1155.
BBB is working with law enforcement as well as a private deactivation firm to shut down as many criminal websites as possible. To date, we have shut down well over 100 sites.