The Better Business Bureau of Central and Eastern Kentucky is warning businesses and consumers about a fake email message making the rounds that appears to be from the organization.
The message contains a dangerous attachment about a recently filed complaint.
The BBB calls the email a scam and said that the organization does not send complaints as attachments via email.
BBB spokeswoman Heather Clary said that businesses or consumers should perform a computer virus scan if they opened or clicked on the attachment.
The Lexington-based BBB said its releases contain its local address and phone number and do not originate with an email address that ends in bbb.org.
Before opening suspicious email, the BBB suggests contacting the Lexington office at (859) 259-1008 or 1-800-866-6668.