Spokane-area and North Idaho businesses were sent a warning today by the local Better Business Bureau about spam messages supposedly sent from the BBB.
The email scam reportedly sends out a message with the words "BBB case # 216145442347." The message includes the BBB's "Start With Trust" image in the header.
The mail includes a link and if clicked, can cause computer problems.
A release sent out on Wednesday said one area business clicked the link and lost a hard drive.
The offending messages include a link that appears to be www.bbb.org; Chelsea Dannen, the BBB's social media director, said this is not from the BBB and is a scam.
Those getting those messages should forward them to email@example.com so that the exact source of the email can be tracked.
For questions, contact the BBB through the member line at 1-800-248-2356 or email AB@spokane.bbb.org.