BBB Warns: Fake Voicemail Emails Come with Scam Attached
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BBB Warns: Fake Voicemail Emails Come with Scam Attached

Toronto : Canada | Sep 13, 2012 at 1:18 PM PDT
Source: PRWeb
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Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to keep a careful eye on your email this week! Fake "visual voicemail" emails are making the rounds. September 13, 2012

Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to keep a careful eye on your email this week! Fake "visual voicemail" emails are making the rounds. These emails appear to contain a new voicemail message, but click the attachment and you'll end up at a scam website.

How the Scam Works:

The emails appear to come from Microsoft Outlook on "Behalf of an Anonymous Caller," but the messages reference a variety of URLs and phone numbers. Of the cases we've seen, employees are receiving emails that contain an "Email ID" (see screen shot) that appears to be from an internal company email address. For example, an employee at business ABC would receive a message citing email ID "voice.mail@ABC.com."

However, the one thing certain about scams is that they will change...For example, we have seen multiple emails with a fake voicemail from a 703 (Northern Virginia) area code and from BBB.org email addresses...The destination website may download malware to scan for banking and other sensitive information on your computer.

For More Information:

To learn about the various types of scams, go to http://www.bbb.org/scam. BBB:
For 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2011, consumers turned to BBB more than 100 million times for Business Reviews on more than 4 million companies and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at http://www.bbb.org. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 115 local, independent BBBs across the United States and Canada, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution and industry self-regulation.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/9/prweb9896498.htm

 
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