Phishing Scam Affecting Parishioners

IMPORTANT MESSAGE!

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE IS A NEW PHISHING SCAM AFFECTING PARISHIONERS WHO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES ON BEHALF OF THE   PASTOR ASKING FOR A CONTRIBUTION TO THE CHURCH BY BUYING AND SENDING IN GIFT CARDS. 

THE  FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC) HAS THREE IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS THAT MIGHT SAVE YOU FROM BEING RIPPED OFF.

  1. Don’t text back.
  2. Don’t click on any links within the message.
  3. Report the message to your cell phone carrier’s spam text reporting number. If you’re an AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, or Bell customer, you can forward the text to 7726 (SPAM) free of charge.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO WWW.CONSUMERAFFAIRS.COM

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/new-phishing-scam-uses-church-pastors-names-as-bait-031919.html