Montpelier, VT (STL.News) – The Vermont Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program reports a new impostor scam is on the rise. In this scam, the scammer poses as a pastor raising funds to help a needy child or sick person. The scammer requests gift cards be sent to them. Some promise to provide reimbursement for the gift card.
The Consumer Assistance Program has received several complaints about the pastor scam from Vermonters who were targeted by email or text message.