Island businessman Peter Goodale is cautioning Islanders to be aware of an email scam that targeted him.
The email purports to be from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and references a complaint from one of the targeted business person’s customers. Of course, it is not.
The email is designed to get the unsuspecting recipient to open an attachment that will allow the computer thieves to steal valuable account information.
The authentic Better Business Bureau has issued an urgent scam alert cautioning businesses and consumers about the email appearing to be from the Council of Better Business Bureaus. “The email contains a dangerous link and appears to direct recipients to a BBB website,” the BBB said on its web site. “This is a scam. Do not click on any links in the email. Please forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org or report any information received to BBB’s Scam Source, and then delete it. Federal law enforcement is investigating.”