BBB Cautions Public of BBB Email Scams
BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington announces resurface of BBB phishing scam. As more complaints of impostors claiming to represent BBB arises across America, BBB cautions public of fake emails from BBB representatives or emails that introduce malicious links, placing your computer and identity security at risk.
Some of the good practices introduced by BBB when handling suspicious mails (esp. those coming from the fake BBB) include scanning BBB emails for typos; obvious grammatical errors are an indication that emails are counterfeit; checking the senders’ email addresses; complaint notices are generated by local BBBs and not from the Council of Better Business Bureaus—or CBBB; and hovering the mouse cursor over enclosed links; beware if Web addresses do not reflect bbb.org.
One of the easiest ways to check malicious links is to copy and paste enclosed links directly into text editors that do not support HTML—such as Notepad—and the direct links will be shown.
BBB serving Alaska , Oregon and Western Washington informs the public that they do send their complaints and notices through email, mail and fax and for security purposes, Alaskans are highly advised to contact the local BBB office to verify the legitimacy of any official-looking correspondence sent by the organization.
Better Business Bureau serving Alaska , Oregon and Western Washington is a neutral not-for-profit organization supported by BBB Accredited Businesses that provides ethical business standards, BBB Business Reviews, Charity Reviews, complaint handling, marketplace events and tips.
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