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Beware of Fake Emails From The BBB
 

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The Internet bottomfeeders are at it, again!

Apparantly, there's an email circulating around targeting small to mid-size businesses claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau. You guessed it, it's not. The email warns the business owner that a consumer complaint has been filed against their company, which has been attached to the email in the form of a Microsoft Word document. The whole thing is bogus, of course. And, in fact, there's an embedded keylogging program in the infected attachment that can capture your personal data and then upload it to a mysterious server in Malaysia (not the corporate headquarters of the BBB, by the way).

Here's a link to the BBB's own alert about this latest phishing expedition, including a mock-up of what the email looks like.

Last updated: May 25, 2007




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