The city is warning people about a scam email targeting local businesses.

Several businesses in Fort Saskatchewan and other areas have reported seeing the suspicious email in their inboxes. The message falsely claims to be from the city’s economic development department. The targeted businesses are all listed in the business directory posted on the city’s website.
The city reports that the message directs users to open an attachment that says “Notice.”
“We've had a couple folks who tried to open the attachment and said it hasn't actually done anything, so they've contacted us to try and say, can you resend it? The challenge is it didn't come from the City of Fort Saskatchewan,” said Mark Morrissey, the city’s director of economic development.
The city’s IT department investigated the message but couldn’t determine its origin. Users will notice that the message does not come from a domain.
"We don't know what the attachment is,” Morrissey added. “We're just going on the assumption that it's malicious.”
The city is advising anyone who receives the message to delete it without opening it and then block the sender.
Morrissey encourages people to contact the city any time they have concerns about email messages claiming to be from the city.

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