BBB Warning Consumers Of New Scam

Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) - The Better Business Bureau is warning people of a new scam that came across Wednesday morning.

Two different versions of the e-mail have been received. One claims to follow up on a complaint filed with the BBB and the other is asking for updated contact information.

The BBB says they refer the recipient to an online form and the address appears to be from a local BBB. However, if you hover your mouse over the web address (the part that begins with http), you can see that the real address is not BBB at all. If you click the link, it takes you to a rogue website that downloads a Trojan virus on your computer.

The BBB is working with a professional deactivation service to take down the websites that are spreading the malware, and they have reported the incident to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. Consumers are urged to delete suspicious emails and keep their anti-virus software up-to-date at all times.


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