The body of the e-mail often says “as promised your photos” and provides a link to click on. BBB warns that this link contains a virus and advises consumers to delete the e-mail immediately. Consumers can test links by using their mouse to hover over them and viewing the destination link.
BBB offers the following advice to consumers who receive these e-mails:
Do not click on any of the links or attachments provided.
Never reply to the e-mail or provide any personal information.
Delete the e-mail immediately. If you a receiving a significant number of these e-mails, it may be worthwhile to set a junk mail rule. By setting a rule, you can automatically send any e-mail with the subject “Your Photos” to your junk mail.
If you do receive these scam e-mails, please forward them to www.ic3.gov, the FBI’s Internet Crime Center.
For additional information, visit bbb.org.
About BBB serving Eastern North Carolina
Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation serving 33 counties in eastern North Carolina. The organization is funded primarily by BBB Accredited Business fees from more than 3,000 local businesses and professional firms. BBB promotes integrity, consumer confidence and business ethics through business self-regulation in the local marketplace. Services provided by BBB include reports on companies and charitable organizations, general monitoring of advertising in the marketplace, consumer/business education programs and dispute resolution services. All services are provided at no cost to the public, with the occasional exception of mediation and arbitration. Visit bbb.org.