Beware of gift card e-mail scams

Hope Lutheran Church is alerting the community that recent e-mail scams have targeted Hope members.

Several members have reported receiving scam e-mails, in which the sender claims to be Pastor Jon-Marc (or a staff member) and asks for gift cards.

Hope and its associates will NEVER send emails like this.

Our pastors will NEVER ask you for donations or favors via e-mail.

Please be wary of anyone claiming to be Hope staff, and always check the sender’s actual email address. If their email address is not from our @hope2all.org domain, then it’s not authentic. Sometimes these addresses can be “spoofed,” or made to appear as if they are coming from our @hope2all.org domain, so be cautious, and send anything suspicious to your JUNK folder.

If you receive emails from anyone asking you to purchase gift cards, it’s very likely a scam. If this happens, please flag that e-mail as JUNK, and block the sender’s e-mail address. Do not reply to the e-mail.

Thank you!

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