CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The twitter account of Mayor Anthony Foxx has been hacked.

Saturday Foxx tweeted to his nearly 600 followers having issues with account. If you received a direct message, don t click on the link. Working to resolve. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Those messages sent from the Mayor s account contained a link that asked users for their twitter account password.

Around 5 p.m. on Saturday, it appeared that the issue still existed.

A tweet from @MayorFoxx read the fastest way to lose body-fat in 2 weeks, the link attached to the message led to a miracle diet website.

In a phone conversation with NBCCharlotte, Foxx officials said we're aware of the situation .

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