[saymaListserv] scam

Julia Sibley jsibley at sccouncil.net
Tue Aug 21 09:25:48 JEST 2001


hello sayma friends.  this scam is true.  i got the call (and fell for it!)
last week.  he called me at 4 a.m.  i did send some money, but didn't give
out any other names/addresses.  be careful.  wish we could find and actually
help this man.  --julia

julia sibley
columbia monthly meeting



> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Calhoun" <moriah at preferred.com>
> To: "sayma" <sayma at kitenet.net>
> Cc: "GuilfordGwenErickson" <gerickso at guilford.edu>;
> <friends at Swarthmore.edu>; <cildeg at fwcc.quaker.org>
> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 8:23 PM
> Subject: [saymaListserv] IMP^o^ 121 Q scam part 2
>
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > IMP ^o^ Bulletin 121
> >
> > Scam Warning
> > from FWCC
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------
> > (Friends World Committee for Consultation)
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >
> > (from an 8-20-01 message from Cilde Grover,
> >                 FWCC Section of the Americas)
> >
> >
> > <|>    A similar warning came about a year ago from a
> > worship group within SAYMA which had received a bogus call for help.
> >
> > <|>    Greetings Friends,
> >
> > We have received word of a number of incidents where a man is
> > claiming to be a known Friend.  He generally calls a meeting to
> > get information about another meeting or contact for a meeting and
> > ultimately uses that information to ask for money.  The general
> > story is that he has been beaten up and needs money to get home.
> > He has passed himself off as a yearly meeting clerk and also as a
> > yearly meeting superintendent.  He obviously knows the system of
> > Friends and has information about a number of meetings and yearly
> > meetings.  I personally know of the following yearly meetings being
> > involved;  Northwest, Intermountain,  South Central, North Pacific,
> > Indiana and Alaska.  There are also some monthly meetings that have
> > been contacted.
> >
> > Please use caution in giving out names and numbers of individuals as
> > contacts within Friends.  We are all in the practice of giving out
> > information to seekers about meetings and I hope we can continue to
> > do that even with the current situation.
> >
> > Please be very wary about sending money to someone who fits the above
> > description.  You can get a phone number for most yearly meetings
> > from the Calendar of Yearly Meetings which is produced by the World
> > Office of FWCC.  Think about checking with the yearly meeting if you
> > get a request from staff or a clerk for help in this way.
> >
> > In friendship,
> >
> > Cilde Grover
> > cildeg at fwcc.quaker.org
> >
> > ~~~~~~ end ^o^ ~~~~~~ 1stpost 082001 ~~~~~~
> >
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