(KIRO) -- BELLEVUE, Wash. - The pastor at a Bellevue church is warning the community to be alert after a scam cost some of her parishioners hundreds of dollars.
Bellevue police say the thieves obtained an email address very similar to the one belonging to Pastor Vonna Thomas at Newport Presbyterian Church. The person who sent the email told parishioners one of their members had cancer and it would be helpful to give that person iTunes gift cards.
When one church member sent hundreds of dollars in ITunes gift cards to the scammer they got another email asking for more.
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