Better Business Bureau warning about new scam

Crooks sending e-mails, claiming to be from BBB

Published On: Oct 27 2012 05:21:01 PM EDT

The Better Business Bureau is warning you about a new phishing scam that could catch you off guard.

The consumer agency says crooks are sending e-mails to people, which claim to be some kind of notice or complaint from the BBB itself.

You're supposed to click a link to learn more about the complaint.

But when you do, the BBB says it downloads malware onto your computer, which gives those crooks access to your passwords and bank account information.

The Better Business Bureau says you should watch out for any e-mails claiming to be from the consumer agency -- because they're likely fake and dangerous.