Dear members and friends, please beware of any suspicious emails you may receive attempting to impersonate me and asking you for gifts cards or money. Many ministers and congregations are being subjected to these phishing scams.
The way it works is that someone creates a fake email address impersonating the minister’s. They send the email out to church members asking the recipient to purchase gift cards to help out someone desperately in need with the promise to pay them back.
This week a few of you received such a phishing email from someone impersonating me. (My account has not been hacked.) Please do not respond to these emails and be sure to block them.
Also note that my correct church email address is: email@example.com. Please do not use or respond to any other email addresses for me. My apologies for any inconvenience.
Rev. Sandra (firstname.lastname@example.org)