Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning businesses of a scam email that appears to be from BBB, but actually contains malicious links, and seeks to trick businesses into divulging sensitive information.
The “phishing” email, signed “Accreditation Services,” seeks to trick victims into filling out an online form that asks for detailed information about the business. Because the links contained in the email may contain viruses, anyone who clicks on them should immediately scan their computer with updated anti-virus software.
Should you receive such an email, please disregard its message, and report any information received to firstname.lastname@example.org, and then delete it.
Below is a copy of the scam email. BBB has deactivated all the possibly malicious links:
“Thank you for supporting your Better Business Bureau (BBB). Your BBB receives more than 6,500 requests for information every day and provides reliability reports to consumers 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.
As a service to BBB Accredited Businesses, we try to ensure that the information we provide to potential customers is as accurate as possible. In order for us to provide the correct information to the public, we ask that you review the information that we have on file for your company. (more…)