Beware Email Scams
“See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Matt. 10:16)
You may have received an email message appearing to come from The Rev. Susan Pinkerton or another member of clergy asking for donations, gift cards, or private contact. Do not reply to these messages. Instead, contact the clergy separately by creating a new email message or call by phone to verify the sender's request. Neither Susan+ nor Barbara+ would send email such as this.
See the screenshot below. This is one example, correctly flagged as dangerous. This is a very old scam that pre-dates the Internet. All clergy have imposters like this trying to take advantage of the generosity of churchgoers.
Your clergy's email accounts have not been hacked. This is simple impersonation.
Your clergy's correct email addresses are:
The Rev. Susan Pinkerton
Office: 949-644-0463 ext. 11
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Stewart
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Thank you and stay safe out there!