There it was in my inbox: “Complaint Case 181818” and the sender was Better Business Bureau. Eek! What have I done? Who is so mad at me they’d complain to the BBB?
But wait – this doesn’t make sense. I’d know if someone was that mad at me. This is another scam. And so are the emails that say you have “incoming transactions” or “Your past due invoice” from a company you have never heard of. These scammers are hoping that you will open the attachment just to see what it is all about. If you do, your computer can become infected with a virus that will let them take over your hard drive, and harvest your passwords, your address book, and all your data.