Parish Council Scam
A local District Councillor was impersonated and a new email address was created by the scammers (Executivecommittee4i5@gmail.com), and several emails using this new email address and pretending to be the Councillor was sent to all of the parish council councillors. Several of the emails asked the councillors to purchase gift cards on the Councillor's behalf.
It is suspected the Councillors email addresses were taken from the website (the Clerk email address is not listed on the same page).
It is not thought they hacked emails as the Clerk email wasn't in the email group, and most of the circular emails contains the Clerk email address.
The email address they used was: Executivecommittee4i5@gmail.com
We think it is essential that all Councils are aware.
Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 14:00 by Helen Carrier