Better Business Bureau is warning U.S. businesses to be cautious of a new phishing attempt disguised as an email from BBB about a complaint filed against the company.
Several law firms, advertising agencies and architecture firms have reported receiving an email from the address firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “BBB Complaint Case #” followed by a nine-digit number. The email claims the company did not respond to a complaint filed by a Jason Harlow (other names may have been used as well) and includes a link to a page at www.ca-bbb.org, where the business can supposedly review the complaint.
BBB advises anyone who receives this email to not click on any links or replying to the message. They should instead forward the message to email@example.com and then delete it. Those who have accidentally clicked on the links should run a full virus scan on their computer.