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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Notice of Possible Spoofing Emails from the City


The City of Fredericksburg was recently subject to a spamming campaign that may have led to the exposure of emails sent to and from the City Finance Department. As a precautionary measure, we are alerting our residents and customers to be aware regarding emails you receive from the City.

A suspicious email may look like this image:

spoofed email

The “From” address is not actually from the city. Please be aware that it could be “spoofed” and contain a malicious attachment or clickable link. These “spoofed” emails should be deleted – DO NOT open the attachments or click on any links.

We take spoofing attempts on our residents and customers very seriously. If you receive a correspondence that you think may not be from the City of Fredericksburg, please report it to us by sending the email to

For additional information please call our IT Department at 540-372-1026 or email

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