I got an email from our Temple President this morning asking for my help “to assist a task discreetly” and asking me to reply by email because he was in a meeting. I wondered why he’d sent it to my Board address instead of my personal address, but I replied saying “sure, what’s up?”
Moments later, I got a request to “purchase 5 $100 Apple gift cards at any nearby store and I’ll reimburse you”.
Needless to say, I didn’t buy any gift cards.
If I’d been paying closer attention, I’d’ve seen this when I started writing the reply:
| On Aug 19, 2021 at 9:58:22 AM, President’s Name <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
email@example.com is not the president’s email address, of course.
The scammer hit all of the published board mailing addresses this morning; I don’t know if I was the only one to start down the rabbit hole, but the Executive Director did send out a warning a few minutes later.
Speaking of scams and scammers, Diane and I filled out our California Recall ballots and put them in an official dropbox this morning. I’m proud to display my “I Voted” badge!