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We have posted about this before, but repetition is important for us to remain safe. NO ONE from the church will email you asking for gift cards or cash or bitcoin. Trust your gut, and always call if you have any questions or suspicions.

Thanks to the Bank of Montreal for these helpful little stay-safe guides.

How to spot scams and stop fraud.

Slow down and be cautious of urgent or unusual requests.
Pay attention to subtle differences (like typos) in email addresses and URLs. When in doubt, retype the proper address yourself.
Never share confidential information like login IDs, verification codes or passwords.
Never click on suspicious or unknown links.
Ignore unsolicited calls, emails, and texts.
Watch out for any kind of requests for payment: verify requests by contacting service providers directly using known and trusted contact information.