Tuesday, November 30, 2010

City of Oshkosh Press Release: False Facebook Pages Posing as City Services

False Facebook Pages Posing as City Services

(Oshkosh, WI.) The city of Oshkosh would like to notify residents and the media about false Facebook pages claiming to be city operated. The pages are not facilitated through the city and are distributing inaccurate information about city services and staff.

The city does not currently have any authorized Facebook pages relating to the Parks Department or Menominee Park. The city suggests that participants remove themselves from these pages, as the operators may be phishing for personal information.

The city believes that social media is a positive way of sharing information and has several authorized Facebook pages. A link to city operated Facebook pages can be found by going to the city website, www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us and clicking on the Facebook icon.

For more information please contact Information Technology Director Tony Neumann at (920) 236-5148.


The release is here: http://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/assets/pr/PR_False_Facebook_Pages_Posing_as_City_Services2_11-30-10.pdf