BBB warns of email scam targeting Baton Rouge area

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about another scam targeting businesses and individuals in the Baton Rouge area.

Officials said the following email has gone out:

They want people to know even though it uses the format of the BBB system, it is not from any Better Business Bureau.

The wording "Your Accreditation Aborted" is not used by the bureau. The BBB said it uses the term canceled, not aborted. Also, its cancellation notifications are sent through the mail from the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana, not the parent company in Arlington, VA.

The poorly written email has statements that contradict other policies of the BBB. Officials said the email refers to "complains" against a company or person, but complaints are also sent by mail. There is also no such thing as a "termination report."

The Better Business Bureau pointed out the signature is Hayden Gray, Dispute Counselor. However, officials said there is no employee with the bureau with that name and that title does not exist.

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