There are scammers who are finding names of congregational treasurers on congregation’s websites, discovering their emails, and emailing them a message from the “pastor” requesting a wire transfer of funds to an independent account – ie: a Wells Fargo account. They initiate contact with the treasurer, pretending to be the pastor. If the treasurer engages, after a little chit chat, the request for a fund transfer is made. At least one congregation in a neighboring state has already fallen prey to this. That synod office also heard from a community bank that they have questioned and stopped two other such requests.
Please be aware.