As has happened in the recent past, some Asbury members have again reported receiving emails from someone posing as Pastor Eric asking for help with a project. When replied to, the person asks for gift cards to be purchased and that the person purchasing will be reimbursed by “Pastor Eric” at a later time. Unfortunately, this is a common scam where the emailer poses as a person familiar to you and claims to need your help to assist others, but in reality this is the work of a scammer seeking financial gain for themselves. This is not a result of an email hack. These emails originate from accounts that are designed to appear to be from Pastor Eric, but are not actually from his account. Pastor Eric – the real Pastor Eric – will not make these requests and will ONLY contact you via his official Asbury email account (firstname.lastname@example.org). PLEASE make sure that you check the originating email account before replying to any email that seems suspicious. If you have questions as to whether an email you receive from Asbury is legitimate, please contact the church office in person or via phone (610-398-2577).