Friday, May 16, 2014

Beware of Phishing Emails from the FTC

The FTC is warning small businesses of an email with the subject line "NOTIFICATION OF CONSUMER COMPLAINT." The email states that a complaint has been filed with the agency against your business.

This type of phishing email is eerily similar to one that BBB has been dealing with for the past few years. The email may ask you to download and complete an attached form, or it will ask you to click on a link to view and respond to the consumer posting. The FTC also warns you not to do either! The links or attachments may install a virus or malware onto your computer.  

If you receive an email, FTC advises you to just delete it. If you happen to open an attachment or click a link, BBB recommends that you run a virus scan on your computer.

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