A favorite trick for rip-off artists is to pretend to represent a trustworthy and respected organization. Today — and we mean that literally — we’re hearing from businesses that have received email exploiting the good name of the Federal Trade Commission. We don’t want you to lose money or valuable information to a scam artist sending a phony message claiming you’re a target of the FTC.
Scammers have sent thousands of emails that appear to be from the FTC. These emails to businesses claim that people have filed complaints about their companies. So if you get an unexpected email that claims to be from the FTC and that asks you to click on a link or attachment for information about consumer complaints, don’t open it. Don’t click on the links. If you do, it may install malware on your computer. You can forward the email to email@example.com, but you should definitely delete it.