Police are investigating after a scammer used email to impersonate Gaston County pastors and solicit money for a supposedly sick child.
Chris Mintz, associate pastor at Venture Church in Dallas, said someone created incorrect email addresses for head Venture pastor Austin Rammell and Dickie Spargo, the senior pastor at Bethlehem Church.
The one from Venture came from an Austinrammell.firstname.lastname@example.org address. The person impersonating Spargo created a email@example.com email address.
‚ÄúAnd (the scammer) asked them to email him right away,‚ÄĚ Mintz said Tuesday.