Several of our North Georgia Conference churches have been the target of a fraudulent email scam this week.
In each incident, an email has come to the finance director or financial secretary from what looks to be the senior pastor's email address asking to make a wire-transfer of thousands of dollars.
If your church staff or volunteers are the recipient of this type of fraudulent email, please contact local authorities.
An important step to protect churches from fraudulent behavior is to have non-negotiable procedures in place for every expenditure. Requiring two persons signing (not by e-mail) a payout request is a good step. Click here to read a sample internal control policy.