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Edmonton council looking into phishing scam

(Tom Ross - 660NEWS)

Edmonton city council will do an audit after the Economic Development Corp, was the victim of a phishing scam

EDMONTON – Edmonton city council has voted for an audit of the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation after it was defrauded of $375,000

The money was lost in an online phishing scam to a third party that pretended to be one of its clients.

Councillors want the audit to happen this year — not in 2020.

The corporation has about 1,000 employees in divisions that include Enterprise Edmonton, Innovate Edmonton, Edmonton Tourism, Edmonton Convention Centre, the Edmonton Expo Centre and the
corporation’s services division.