Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin is issuing an urgent scam alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that is purporting to be from BBB about a complaint concerning an “unauthorized transaction.”
The email contains the following text:“Dear business owner, we have obtained several complaints via the Better Business Bureau online complaint center concerning several unauthorized transaction from a number of private bank accounts to your corporate account. You can view the complaints in our online complaint center using the following link:
(link deleted by BBB).”
Some consumers and business report receiving upwards of 50 of these emails in the past 24 hours. The email contains a dangerous link and bogus sign in information. This is a scam - BBB does not accept or send complaints concerning private financial transactions with a bank.
Should you receive such an email, please disregard its message, and forward any information received to email@example.com
, and then delete it. If you have clicked on the link, immediately do a virus scan.