WARNING WARNING WARNING

Loutzenhiser's picture

We have some people coming to ccel, gathering information about us and then contacting us by email saying that they are pastors, etc.. and then asking/hinting that you should send them money. I do not know nor can I prove that they are or are not missionaries/pastors. I would strongly suggest that you do not send money or personal contact information (phone numbers/addresses) to anyone that contacts you in this way.

Donate, yes, to those organizations that have denominational/church recognition (IE., Baptist or Roman Catholic backing) or have a verifiable U.S. office.

If you feel that you can not deal with this then i suggest that you either Turn off your contact page [click on the "My Account" link on the upper right margin, then click on the "edit tab", select "account settings", uncheck the "contact settings" at the bottom], or setup an email address for CCEL use only.

I am sorry that this is happening.

DanFugett's picture

Just a thought

Share the names among the group leaders.

Some of the more infamous crooks can be found by typing their names in google.

I let myself get snookered into sending Bibles to a known black market ring in a particular country. Believe it or not, those Bibles went to a group that probably sold them just to make a profit...and asked for more. They found my name and email here on ccel because I post it, and will continue to.

Lesson learned: if you cant confirm the existence of the group through your own missionary board, or some independent way, don't give to it. The next "Pastor" who approached me I had supply their names, addresses, a valid phone number and precise city/state/country so I could call the police and verify they were who they said they were.

In Christ,

Dan Fugett

In Christ,

Dan Fugett, Sr Moderator
dfugett2010@gmail.com




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