Earlier this week, a staff member received an email claiming there was a malicious email detected in her inbox. The kicker – the sender spoofed the Better Business Bureau’s email domain so, at first glance, it looked as if a coworker sent the cautionary email. The original email included a live link that prompted the employee to “Click here to remove malicious emails on…”. The scam email is displayed below with the live link removed for security purposes. How can you tell that this is a fake email? First, it is vague. It does not state who specifically the email is from or what email it has found to be malicious. Instead, it leads the employee to a button that reads “Click here to remove…”. Clicking the link will either download malicious code on your computer, or take you to a website that will try to steal personally identifiable information from you.
Here’s what the email looks like. Don’t become a victim! If you receive an email like this in the future, above all, don’t click on any links and delete it right away.
Here are some additional tips to help you spot suspicious emails:
Source: BBB of North Alabama