The Better Business Bureau is cautioning businesses and consumers about an e-mail that is purporting to come from BBB.
The e-mail appears to come from a fake BBB address (BBBupdate@post.com) in the Atlanta, Ga., metro area and falsely requests verification and validation of BBB Ratings.
The email message reads, "Our data shows a pending rating or review about you or your business. Derogatory/Negative reviews or ratings can impact your business profile and become permanently visible to customers, clients, vendors and agencies. CONTACT OUR NOTIFICATION DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY FOR VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION OF THIS ALERT."
BBB wishes to remind all businesses and consumers that we are not conducting a verification request nor are we issuing e-mails in response to a pending rating or review about you or your business. Should you receive such an e-mail, please disregard its message, and report any information received to BBB's Scam Portal
The Council of Better Business Bureau's (CBBB's) legal department is working to find out who is behind this and will take all appropriate action to protect its trademark.
— Better Business Bureau