City Employee's Email Target of Phishing Scam

March 1, 2018

The City of Ferndale is cautioning business and residential community members about an email from employee Scott Worthington, head of the City's Building Department.

On the evening of Feb. 28, a number of employees received the following email from Worthington:

Sensing that something was amiss, the City's IT staff investigated and found that Worthington had indeed been the target of a phishing scam. They learned that the email had been sent to 1,000 recipients, some internal with the City, some external.

As with all phishing and/or scam emails, IT recommends that you delete the message without opening. If you do open the message, do not click on the "DropBox" link.

If you have questions about the issue, please contact Assistant City Manager Joseph Gacioch at 248-546-2525.


Kara Sokol

Communications Director