BALTIMORE - The Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland is warning consumers about an email phishing scam that's making the rounds again with a new twist. According to CEO Angie Barnett, the emails, which claim to be from the BBB, started making the rounds around Thanksgiving. Those messages were sent to companies across the nation, stating a complaint had been filed with the BBB and listed the sender as the Better Business Bureau.
But Barnett says Tuesday a new wave of related phishing emails were reported by some in Maryland. Those emails were sent not to businesses, but consumers. The emails contain links, which Barnett says can pose a serious danger to your computer and your finances. She tells ABC2, "If you open up a link or any attachment, it goes to over 30 websites. Their goal is to collect a lot of information and release a virus onto your computer. We do believe the virus that's released is going to log keystrokes so they're getting that and passwords into your accounts."
Barnett says the emails contain bad grammar and broken English that should be a tip-off. If you receive one of these messages, just hit delete.
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