On Your Side: Email Scam Involving Better Business Bureau

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News 12 at 6, November 7, 2007

AUGUSTA -- A well-known agency that usually warns you about scams seems to be the victim of one.

12 On Your Side says you should be wary of any emails that claim to be from the Better Business Bureau.

The emails say they are coming from the Better Business Bureau and look pretty official, but they are anything but. The text of the email says an individual is filing a complaint against you and because you never responded to the complaint, it's being forwarded to the FTC and the IRS.

None of that is true.

The BBB says do not click on any of the links in the email or open any attachments. If you do, you could inadvertently download some malicious software that could end up causing your identity to be stolen.

You should forward it to the Better Business Bureau's phishing email address and then delete it. That email address is phishing@cbbb.bbb.org.

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