CHARLOTTE - The BBB system nationwide is the target of a phishing email scam attack today. Many businesses, locally and across the country, report receiving an email from the BBB that claims that the business has a complaint to be reviewed. The email instructs the business to click on a link to review the complaint and respond to it.
If you receive a similar email, you should delete it immediately. Do not click on any links because you could download a virus to your computer.
If you have already received the email and clicked on the link, you should run your computer's anti-virus software to detect and remove any viruses that may be on your computer.
“We’ve already heard from dozens of businesses in the Charlotte area this morning,” said BBB President Tom Bartholomy. “These businesses were suspicious of the email and deleted it.”
For more information, please call the BBB at (704) 927-8611.