A phishing email is one that tries to get you to click on a link and provide information. The scammers make it look like the email is from a bank or somewhere else important. Then when you enter your private information your information is forwarded onto the scammer and not the company you thought the email was from. Here is a perfect example of one claiming to be from the BBB.
Valued business manager,
We have received several reports via the Better Business Bureau online complaint center concerning several unauthorized transaction from a number of checking bank accounts to your corporate account. You can view the complaints in our online complaint center using the following link:
Your login data:
Complaint ID: #14360
The Better Business Bureau acts as an intermediary between US and Canadian consumers and business, and provides assistance in resolving consumer-related issues as an impartial third-party service. In special cases The Better Business Bureau has the right to initiate a formal investigation of a business involved in seemingly.
Dispute Resolution Officer. Zane Salinas
Council of Better Business Bureaus
3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201