Regional Office: We have received information that once again, someone is circulating a message on the AP Region that they are a Nazarene pastor, they are in desperate circumstances, stuck enroute while traveling, they need your assistance, and they are providing a phone number for re-contact.
In a recent incident, a District Superintendent on the Eurasia Region was contacted by someone impersonating the Regional Director of the Asia-Pacific Region, and referencing individuals at the Global Ministry Center.
Please use utmost caution in dealing with any such message. Given the multiple scams being operated today, no pastor, lay leader, member, or other, should be soliciting assistance in such a manner.
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Any pastor or lay member who is in need of assistance should contact their Pastor, District Superintendent, Field Strategy Coordinator or Ministry Coordinator personally.
We are cautioning all leaders to be aware of these types of scams. If the caller or situation cannot be independently verified by someone whom you contact via regular channels (NOT by a number given to you for verification), you should exercise EXTREME caution.
You may always contact the Regional Communications Office (RCC@apnaz.org or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or concerns.