Muscatine officials warn of phishing scam seeking financial assistance

For the second time in two months the City of Muscatine has been notified of a potential phishing scam seeking financial assistance. The emails allegedly come from Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson’s personal email account.

While the current targets of this suspected scam are members of the City Council and the various Boards and Commissions of the City of Muscatine, the suspected scam was sent to members of City staff in early March.

If you receive a request from Diana Broderson, check and verify the email address before responding. You can also mark the email address as spam or just delete the email. Usually the sender will not send a second request unless you respond to the first request.

Always use due diligence before opening or replying to any email.

This story originally appeared on the Voice of Muscatine. Read More local stories here.

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