An ARRL member received the following email yesterday that I need to
share with you.
This is a scam so please delete it if you receive or have received the
Please be assured that I would not use my position with the ARRL to
solicit funds for any purpose.
“Subject: Re: ARRL-Western
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:46:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: Monte Simpson email@example.com
Thank you Steve. I should have called you to explain further but still
can’t access my mobile phone. I needed you to kindly purchase 5pcs x
$100 of either eBay or Target or Amazon gift cards which totals $500 for
the donation pledged to Veterans at Hospice & Palliative Care. I will be
liable for reimbursement.
You can purchase them at any Kohl’s,CVS, Kwik, Macy’s, Walmart, or
Walgreen’s Store. Due to the time frame of the pledge, I will be glad if
you get them early enough today.
E-mail me immediately you buy them for instructions how to get them
across. Let me know if a check will be fine for reimbursement.Thank you.
ARRL-Western Washington Section
Section Managers in other parts of the country may have also been named
in scam emails.
From information I’ve seen from state agencies this kind of activity is
very heavy at this time so please be guarded about responding to
suspicious email as this.
Thank you for your attention to this critical issue.
ARRL Western Washington Section
Section Manager: Monte L Simpson, W7FF