Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota and southwest Iowa is issuing an urgent scam alert cautioning businesses and consumers about an email that is purporting to be from the BBB about a complaint concerning an “unauthorized transaction.” This is a new twist to the ongoing BBB Phishing Scam that began in November, 2011.

Some consumers and business report receiving upwards of 50 of these emails in the past 24 hours. The email contains a dangerous link and bogus sign in information. This is a scam – BBB does not accept or send complaints concerning private financial transactions with a bank.

If you receive such an email, please disregard its message, and forward any information received to and then delete it.  If you have clicked on the link, immediately do a virus scan.

For any questions or concerns please call the Better Business Bureau toll-free at 800-649-6814 or visit