Phishing Scam Alert: I will never send you an e-mail asking you to spend money

This week, once again, some of you received an e-mail, purporting to be from me, in which someone masquerading as me asks you to spend money as a favor to me.

In this case, someone asked you in my name to buy e-bay gift cards.

If you receive such an e-mail, it isn’t from me. I will never ask you for money in an e-mail.

Our Communications and Operations Manager gives us the following instruction. Please note it! Thank you!

PHISHING SCAM ALERT: We have been alerted that some of you may have received emails from St. Paul’s clergy from a false email address. Please be suspect of ANY request via email that requests funds, cash, wires, gift cards or the like from any source. If you receive a note from anyone, especially a member of St. Paul’s clergy and staff, asking you for money or gift cards, examine the “from” field carefully. Any email from St. Paul’s should end in @stpaulsbellingham.org. It is not St. Paul’s practice to request money via email; funds are generally accepted via cash, credit card or checks in the offering plate, mail or using our website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the church office.