If you received an email that claims to be a Better Business Bureau standard business questionnaire, BBB officials warn you not to open the attachment.
The email went out on Friday morning to businesses across the country. The email has a ZIP file attachment that links to a site that can download malware on the user’s computer. Ben Steinberg, Chief Information Officer for the Council of Better Business Bureaus, said security vendors were immediately notified, and the website will be taken offline.
The emails are originating from the domain “BBBL.org” that is not a domain name used by the Better Business Bureau.
The IRS, FBI and Fortune 500 companies have run into similar phishing scams that have victimized consumers and businesses.
Better Business Bureau officials urge you to not open any links or open attachments in unsolicited email. If you get an email like the one previously described, tag the email as spam and report it to your internet service provider.
For more information about known scams, visit bbb.org/scam.