Recently, Lyon Park residents received emails from someone impersonating the president of their citizens association requesting that they purchase and send gift cards. Everyone should take extreme care if they receive such emails.
Do not respond to such emails quickly (or at all) and check them out.
- Consider if the request makes sense.
- Consider if you are someone who would be contacted for this purpose.
- Check that the sender address matches the ostensible sender.
- Confirm with the ostensible sender by other means (like by telephone).
There is a useful guide about this at NextDoor…