E-mail scams have been always in rounds from years and the ideas behind them keep on modifying and changing. With every passing day, e-mail scams are becoming prevalent. With this, the toll in Internet frauds has gone to new levels and cyber crime has overtaken drugs business in terms of money making, as suggested by a report.
Recently BBB (Better Business Bureau) of the United States has informed about a new e-mail scam. The said e-mail appears to be from The Federal Trade Commission with subject line as ‘URGENT: Pending Consumer Complaint’. BBB has asked businesses and their employees to not to open or click on any link from any such e-mail. The mail goes like this:
“Dear business owner,
A consumer complaint has been filled against your company.
Your company is being accused of trying to commit fraud against the complaint's filling party.
The full text of the complaint file can be viewed on the FTC website, in PDF format, by visiting the following link: (link removed). An official response from your part is required, in order to take further action.
Please review the charges brought forward in the complaint file, and contact us as soon as possible by:
Phone: Call our toll-free helpline: 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261
Online: Use our secure complaint form ( https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/ ) Email: email@example.com
Federal Trade Commission
Consumer Protection Department
Needless to mention the massive distribution numbers of this e-mail all over the country. BBB has alerted the citizens that all such e-mails are fraudulent in nature and that no one should fall in any such trap.