The Better Business Bureau is alerting people that if you get an email from them, do not open it. It contains a very dangerous virus. If you get it, the email is purporting to be from a bbb.org email address about a recently filed complaint. It is a scam. The BBB has a similar policy as financial institutions and charities - They do not send complaints as an email attachment.

The email also appears to direct people to the BBB website. The BBB advises any person or business that receives the e-mail to take the following steps: Do not click on any links or reply to the message, completely delete the message from your inbox, and make sure that you run a full virus scan on your computer if you did click on any links.

Here's what the email might look like:

If you get one of these bogus emails, you can help the BBB track down the perpetrator, by forwarding the message to phishing@council.bbb.org and also send it to bbb.org and then delete it. If you have any questions, please call the BBB at 877-478-8083.

The BBB is always here to help us out, now it's our turn to help them.