For Immediate Release: 1/14/2021 1:46 pm
A few months ago, the City of Worcester removed the Online Checkbook feature from this website as the result of concerns about cybersecurity.
In a disturbing national trend, cybercriminals are using online checkbooks to identify governmental financial obligations, and send false links either to governments or vendors requesting payment or seeking additional information. They use these phishing exercises to access and hack computer systems.
The City has experienced these attempts firsthand, and explored alternatives to minimize the threat. The streamlined Vendor Check Register is now available online and may be accessed by visiting www.worcesterma.gov/finance/payments-appeals-refunds/vendor-check-register.