[December 29, 2008 – Nashville, TN] BBB warns businesses about more malicious spam email which contains a virus that appears to come from the Better Business Bureau.
The spam contains a spoofed 'From' address making it appear as if the message was sent by the Better Business Bureau. The message states it's an automated email confirming registration of a complaint filed in September 2007 concerning Online Identity Theft. It then says you can download a copy of the complaint by clicking on the URL link provided in the email.
[CLICK HERE - to view a pdf copy of this Malicious Email] This pdf file is clean from virus attacks BUT avoid clicking the links or accessing the web-links given in this sample. WE HAVE ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE AND/OR DISTORT THE MALICIOUS LINK shown in the example, but many helpful browsers will re-link it for us (even when it is unwanted.)
BBB advises businesses this email was NOT sent by any Better Business Bureau. BBB suggests ensuring your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are up to date. If you are looking for a reputable computer service company that can assist you with virus and spyware services please visit our website at www.Nashville.BBB.org and click on E-Quote. This is a free service that will instantly put you in touch with BBB Accredited businesses you can trust.
The BBB of Nashville was founded in 1961 as a non-profit Tennessee organization serving 38 counties in Middle Tennessee and 7 counties in Southern Kentucky. The first BBB was founded in 1912. Today, BBBs serve communities across the U.S. and Canada.
Serving as the 'ethical gatepost' of our communities, BBB fosters and promotes ethical business practices and self-regulation standards that build consumer trust in the marketplace. BBB services include business reliability information, complaint resolution services and consumer and business educational information. In 2007 BBB Nashville handled over 3.2 million services requests via our web site www.Nashville.BBB.org.
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