SCAM ALERT [03/2012]: Alloa Baptist Church

Posted on March 05, 2012

Here's another e-mail to be on the lookout for:

Early March we were informed about a potential speaking opportunity based in the UK; this has been confirmed as a scam. Please do not reply to this message. The speaking opportunity referred to does not exist.

-----Original Message-----

From: Rev. Jimmy King
Sent: Sunday, March 4, 2012 5:07 PM
Subject: You Are Invited To Speak At Our Church Event [speaker's name]

Dearest [] ,

Blessings to you from the United Kingdom,I am Reverend Jimmy King,
Presiding Minister of Alloa Baptist Church , Alloa , United Kingdom.
We are pleased to inform you that we would like to engage you for a
speaking  engagement here in Alloa at the Church conference coming up
on the 27th,28th & 29th of April 2012. The conference is tagged: 'Big
things: How to start small'. Please we would like you to convey to us
your availability for one of the dates as it can fit in your schedule.
Also, please we would as well appreciate if you get back in-touch
with us in ample time so we can start corresponding the details. Thank
you and expecting to hear from you soon.

Remain Blessed.

Rev. Jimmy King M.A.
Alloa Baptist Church
+44 70359 51032
5 Ludgate, Alloa,
FK10 2DR

Again, DO NOT reply to this message if you receive it.

The speaker who reported this email reached out to the real Alloa Baptist Church and received this response:

From: Roberta Hope
Sent: Monday, March 5, 2012 10:16 AM
Subject: Re: Fw: You Are Invited To Speak At Our Church Event [speaker's name] (is this real)

Its a hoax, I'm afraid. Please report it to your local police, as I understand its turned up before in the USA and in New Zealand, and advise any colleagues on the 'conference circuit' who might be similarly affected.

Thanks for getting in touch,

R Hope

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