Email Phishing Scam Hits Congregations

Many congregations are reporting that their members have received “phishing” emails appearing to come from their ministers asking for help.  The email addresses look like legitimate gmail addresses but are not the ones used by the ministers.

Please be aware that no one from UUFA will ever ask you to share sensitive or financial information via personal email. All UUFA business is conducted using secure and authorized UUFA channels.

What can you do? If you would like to help fight the scam emails, you can report this incident from your email account or file a phishing report using Google’s online form, which will help us get this account blocked ASAP.

If you ever receive a suspicious email using “UUFA”  or the name of a staff member, please alert Congregational Administrator Shaye Gambrell at

You can find the correct emails for all staff at