Asheville, NC - Better Business Bureau is issuing another urgent SCAM alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that looks like it is from BBB, with the subject line “Complaint from your customers.” This e-mail is fraudulent; ignore its contents and delete it immediately. If you have already clicked on a link in the e-mail, run a full virus scan of your computer.
The e-mails have return addresses that BBB does not use (one example is firstname.lastname@example.org) and it is signed with the address of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the national office of the BBB system. The e-mail contains a link to a non-BBB web site. Do NOT click on the link.
BBB is working with law enforcement to determine its source and stop the fraudulent campaign.
The Better Business Bureau Serving Asheville and Western North Carolina serves 17 counties and is supported by approximately 1,800 businesses. Consumers may call the bureau at 253-2392 from Buncombe County or 800-452-2882 from other counties in Western North Carolina. Consumers may obtain reports on companies and charities, file a complaint or get consumer tips by going to the Web site, www.asheville.bbb.org