The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is warning people not to fall for a scam that is becoming more widespread.
The CCSO says residents are getting emails from people claiming to be the pastor of Ringgold United Methodist Church.
The emails explain that the church is collecting gift cards to give to cancer patients. The victims are asked to go buy gift cards and then send the account information to the “pastor,” who is actually the scammer.
If you have been the victim of this scam, please call police.