ST. LOUIS, MO. (KMOX) — You may have gotten an email recently from your bank or a company who has your credit card number saying they’ve become victim to a massive theft of customer e-mail addresses. 

The thieves don’t have your credit card number but they do ask for it in a phony e-mail they send pretending to be a legitimate company. 

The Better Business Bureau in St. Louis says they’re starting to see the scam. 

The advice from the B-B-B; ignore unsolicited emails, and never provide personal information in response to an e-mail.  

The millions of stolen email addresses were taken from a company that provides email services to some of the largest corporations in the nation. 

 The bureau would also like to know if you get one of the counterfeit and phony emails asking you for your credit card number. 

Copyright KMOX Radio

  1. Tonya says:

    I actually received one that I believe is a scam – says it is from BBB. See below.

    The Better Business Bureau is working with MBA students at St. Louis University on a study of the public perception of the BBB. Part of the project includes a survey of consumers. The link below will take you to the short, simple survey. We hope that you will complete the survey to help the BBB serve the community.

    Thank you for your time.

    Michelle L. Corey, CAE | President & CEO

    Tel: 314-645-3300

    Fax: 314-645-2666


    Better Business Bureau

    Serving E. Missouri & S. Illinois

    211 North Broadway, Suite 2060

    St. Louis, MO 63102

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