Scammers are going to new lengths to infect your computer with a virus by claiming to be the Better Business Bureau.
In a news release on Thursday, the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota warned consumers not to take the bait in the phishing scam, where callers offer to help remove a virus from a computer after it was infected from an e-mail scam using the BBB name. Consumers have reported that the scammers often call from the phone number 858-102-3258, but it may not always show up on the phone.
The BBB reminded consumers not to give out personal information to callers. The organization also doesn’t offer outside tech support.
Scammers are also sending consumers and business owners e-mails that appear to be from the BBB informing them of a complaint against their business and requesting that they update their information by completing an online form. Don’t click on the links if you receive a suspicious e-mail. For more information, go to the BBB web site.