Chatham-Kent police advise regarding a recent email phishing scam

The Chatham-Kent police would like to inform citizens about a recent email phishing scam.
A citizen received multiple emails advising that a complaint had been filed with the Better Business Bureau about his business. When he replied, he was told there would be a $199.95 processing fee to clear it up. The citizen investigated further and determined the emails were a scam. The Better Business Bureau has issued the following:

Better Business Bureau is issuing an urgent SCAM alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that looks like it is from BBB, with the subject line “Complaint from your customers.” This e-mail is fraudulent; ignore its contents and delete it immediately. If you have already clicked on a link in the e-mail, run a full virus scan of your computer. 

The e-mails have return addresses that BBB does not use (one example is and it is signed with the address of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the national office of the BBB system. The e-mail contains a link to a non-BBB web site. Do NOT click on the link. 

BBB is working with law enforcement to determine its source and stop the fraudulent campaign.

The Chatham-Kent police remind citizens to research unsolicited emails. Never give personal information to anyone unless you know the source of the inquiry is legitimate.

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