This past week the email for Pastor Rich was used to send out a scam
message asking for assistance. The message looked like this: THIS IS
How are you doing today ?
I need an assistance from you , Please let me know if you get this.
Kindly reply back to me.
Rev. Richard Cullen.
The follow up is where the scam really begins:
From: Rev. Richard Cullen
Sent: June 26, 2020 at 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: Blessings
Glad to hear from you,
I'm in a meeting,that's why i'm contacting you through here,I should
have called you instead of mailing you but phones are not allowed to
be used during meeting and I can't answer calls now.
I just need to get eBay gift card today for some women going through
cancer at the hospital but I can't do that right now because of my
Can you get it from any store around you possibly now? and I will pay
you back later in cash or check. Let me know if you can get the cards
for these patients.
THIS WAS NOT FROM PASTOR RICH OR ANYONE ELSE AT MAIN STREET UMC DO
NOT REPLY to the message and DO NOT provide any assistance. THIS IS A
There is no need for any password change as the current e-mail address
has not been compromised. This scam is trying to
impersonate/look-like it came from our @mainstreet-umc.org e-mail, by
using: firstname.lastname@example.org, which is really just a
standard @gmail.com address.