The Better Business Bureau is warning
of a spoofing scam that uses its name and a phony e-mail that urges
recipients to click a hyperlink that could download a computer virus.

The BBB system, which has 129 branches, said a company from
Kennesaw, Ga., had its computer system hacked Monday night and that the
company’s computers were generating thousands of counterfeit messages
to businesses and consumers, purporting to be a complaint filed with
the BBB against the recipient.

The incident was first reported to the BBB branch that serves the
Columbus, Ga., area by one of its members, according to the alert. The
spoofed e-mails were sent to thousands of businesses in the U.S. and