Evansville Businesses Targeted by Phishing Emails

City officials in Evansville are warning of a fraudulent email in circulation that's targeting local businesses in an attempt to collect sensitive information.

Posted: Jan 26, 2021 3:31 PM
Updated: Jan 26, 2021 3:44 PM

According to Noah Stubbs, Director of Communications for the City of Evansville, a fraudulent email is currently circulating and it's targeting local businesses.

The emails take the form of a City of Evansville Business Permit and Licensing Division notice, and appear to be sent legitimately by the City's eGov communication platform - but Stubbs says that's not the case.

According to Stubbs, security experts have identified the emails as phishing attempts to collect sensitive information.

Below is an example of the fraudulent email:

Anyone who receives a suspected phishing email should not open any attached links, notify their IT staff, and report it to the Evansville Police Department.

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