BEWARE – A SCAMMER HAS USED PASTOR’S GMAIL ACCOUNT

BEWARE – A SCAMMER HAS USED PASTOR’S GMAIL ACCOUNT

A member has let us know that she received an e-mail, supposedly from Pastor Alessandri that came through her l.alessandri1035@gamil  account. It asked the recipient to do her a “favor” because she was caught in a meeting. The “favor” was a $500 gift card for a cancer patient. After the card was purchased, she was to scratch off the covering of a code on the back and send the code back.

First, Pastor Alessandri wants you to know that  she would NEVER use her email for such a solicitation or “favor”.  Second, this has become a common scam in our times — asking for gift cards and then the redemption codes on behalf of a cause or the person whose email address has been pirated. Beward. Lastly, it does not appear that this email account has actually been hacked. So recieiving messages from pastor will not bring any viruses.

Another sad side of the cyber world that can be used so well to keep us connected.  Feel free to pass on this message to anyone else who might get emails from pastor or the church office.