Arlington Heights Police and FTC Warn About “Pending Consumer Complaint” Email

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Arlington Heights police today forwarded an alert from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

The Federal Trade Commission is warning small businesses that an email with a subject line “Pending consumer complaint” is not from the FTC. The email falsely states that a complaint has been filed with the agency against their company. The FTC advises recipients not to click on any of the links or attachments with the email. Clicking on the links may install a virus or other spyware on the computer.

The FTC also advises users to delete the email, and refers users to the following link …

OnGuardOnline.gov/malware

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