There has been another email fraud attempt in our community. The fraudster is using community members’ names to contact our public-facing emails (emails that have at some point appeared in our newsletter or on our website) and asking people to purchase gift cards for “someone in need.”
Nobody from Congregation Emanu-El will ever email you directly with a request to personally purchase a giftcard or anything else for someone in need. Please note: in the past Rabbi Harry’s name has been used with a fake email account with this request. It has happened again with other names being used.
We have changed our practice to avoid publishing personal emails in our newsletter or on our website in order to limit our vulnerability. If you ever have a concern or question about an email that you receive, before acting on any request, please contact the Emanu-El office. Please stay safe online!