We’ve received reports of people receiving fraudulent emails from Rebecca Bossenbroek, Director of Finance, asking them for a favor or to open a link to view a document. Although the emails appear to have been sent from finance@mittensynod.org, they were not sent by Rebecca Bossenbroek. Please do not respond to these emails, click on the link, or open the document. 

Email scams have become prevalent in church communities. If you receive an email that seems suspicious, do not send any personal information, money, or gift cards. Contact the person separately (ex: call/text using a number you know is theirs, send a separate email to an account you know is theirs, talk to them in person). Do not respond to the email you suspect is fraudulent. 

If you have had your email account hacked or are worried that it might have been hacked, change your email password. When selecting a new password, make sure to use one that is strong and includes numbers, special characters, and a mix of upper and lower case letters. 

We have additional resources on email spoofing, email scams, and internet security on our website. We invite you to learn more about email scams and how to best protect yourself and your information online.