URGENT Phishing attempt
If you recently received an email purporting to be from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works asking you to renew your Small Business Enterprise (SBE) license before April 30, 2020, please disregard and delete this email.
The City of Los Angeles does not charge any fee for certification applications, renewals, nor recertifications. Also, if you receive an email purporting to be from the City of Los Angeles, pay careful attention to the FROM email address. All official Bureau of Contract Administration emails will originate from an e-mail address that contains the domain name “@lacity.org" at the end of it (example: email@example.com).
If you clicked on any of the links contained in the email that you received, we suggest that you follow these tips:
DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE FROM THE INTERNET
Immediately remove your device from the network to prevent the potential spread of malware.
If you’re using Wi-Fi, disable it on your computer. If you’re using ethernet, unplug the connection to your device.
BACK UP EVERYTHING ON YOUR DEVICE
To prevent its damage or erasure, back up your device’s data to an external device such as a USB drive that doesn’t require internet access.
DO A SYSTEM SCAN FOR MALWARE
Before you reconnect to the internet, use your antivirus software tool to perform a full system scan. Be sure to remove any infected files that might be identified by your system.
CHANGE YOUR LOGINS & EMAIL PASSWORD
Finally, change the password on the e-mail account that you received the email on.