Scammers Using Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center Email Addresses to Defraud Recipients

first_imgPublic Safety Scammers Using Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center Email Addresses to Defraud Recipients PTJC warns, do not respond to ‘gift card’ emails By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 6:14 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center is calling on the public to beware of an email scam that has targeted the Jewish community, as well as other religious communities across the country.A public notice posted by the PJTC on its website says hackers are “seemingly running a nationwide extortion scheme” where the hackers are sending emails to members of congregations, using fake email addresses of congregation leaders.“Fake Gmail accounts were created under the names of Rabbi John Carrier and Claire Gorfinkel,” the notice said. “Pretending to be them, the scammer reaches out with a short, personal request or a quick favor. When the recipient responds, the scammer then advises he is very busy and asks the recipient to send gift cards to patients in a hospital and he will pay them back for the cost.”The notice said the public should watch out for this type of email and should not respond to them.The notice also offered advice on how to identify real PJTC communications from fake ones, saying Rabbi John Carrier, Claire Gorfinkel and the rest of the PJTC staff, clergy and leadership use emails with the domain www.pjtc.net when contacting people about PJTC affairs.“If you receive a PJTC email from another domain, please do not respond to it. Instead, you can forward it to [email protected] and we can help you determine if it is indeed a scam,” the notice said.PJTC also clarified any and all payment requests from the PJTC will come in the form of paper statements, and that they do not request money via email. The PJTC also does send out fundraising emails and share fundraising posts on social media.The organization also said they will never ask for money to be sent directly from an email or post outside of their verifiable methods: credit card payments made with the information stored in the member portal on their website, and credit card payments made by calling the PJTC and providing credit card information over the phone.“If you ever receive a phone call from someone calling you in need of credit card information, it is good practice to hang up and call the person back at the company’s main phone number to ensure you are speaking with legitimate staff,” the notice said.For verification purposes, the PJTC’s main phone number is (626) 798-1161. Online payments may only be made on the donation page of the PJTC website, or at this address.Check payments made by dropping off or mailing the check to the PJTC address, at 1434 Altadena Drive, Pasadena.“Please remain vigilant as you open emails and look for signs of phishing scams like this when you are asked for any money, gifts or personal information,” the PJTC notice said. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 7 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Make a comment Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newslast_img read more

Mackay given Bluebirds ultimatum

first_img Press Association Sport understands Tan sent Mackay a letter by email on Monday, outlining his grievances with the former Watford boss at great length. Tan was highly critical of Mackay’s signings, style of play, results and performance as a manager. The letter also included the ultimatum that the Scot quit or be given the boot by the controversial Malaysian businessman. A Cardiff spokesman told Press Association Sport: ”The club is not party to any letter sent from one person to another.” Mackay, who led Cardiff to the 2012 League Cup final before securing the Championship title last term, has previously stated he would not resign from his position, and it is believed it could cost Tan somewhere in the region of £3million to sack the 41-year-old, whose contract runs until 2016. Mackay’s position as Bluebirds boss has been under scrutiny since Tan removed his head of recruitment Iain Moody in October amid suggestions of a summer transfer window overspend, something the Scot and Moody denied outright. The problems at the club deepened on Monday, the same day as Tan’s email was sent, when chief executive Simon Lim released a statement claiming Tan was ”extremely upset” at Mackay’s comments he hoped to bring in three players in January, and that there would not be ”a single penny” available to spend next month. Mackay is scheduled to hold his pre-match press conference on Friday morning, ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Liverpool, with his future set to again be the central topic. The latest row with Tan has also seen odds on the Scot becoming the next West Brom manager slashed. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has been told to resign or face being sacked by the Welsh club’s owner Vincent Tan.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Pardew backs players to prevail

first_img Pardew said: “The characters grow, the characters will grow as we go along. “This is a difficult club to play for, I think. It can be the greatest club in the world to play for when you are winning, but we are not winning, so it becomes even harder to play for us, and we need to make sure we can handle that. “These players are going to learn more in the next six weeks, probably, than they have for the last two years of their careers.” Even the most opinionated of Newcastle fans have largely been able to compartmentalise their support for the team and their distaste for Pardew and owner Mike Ashley over the years, but for a growing section, patience has now run out. The manager has been subjected to sustained criticism before, during and after recent games, and he admits that cannot have gone unnoticed by the players. He said: “It’s something you can’t disguise from them. Initially this season, the third or fourth game in prior to Southampton, I could shield them to a degree, and I was trying to shield them from the pressure that was coming on me. “But I think it’s too late now. The pressure is going to come through the team, it’s coming through the staff, it’s coming into the training ground, so although it is signalled on me, of course the whole squad is feeling it. “It’s really important for us on Saturday that we give a performance that gets us clapped off at the end, even if it isn’t good enough. I think that’s what we have got to look for on Saturday. “That will be my hope, that our fans clap our players off.” Pardew’s squad underwent significant change during the summer and the likes of Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere, who have been thrown in at the deep end, have struggled to adapt during the early weeks of the campaign. Their lack of Premier League experience, coupled with the club’s failure to land a proven striker, have led some to call into question the club’s well-known transfer policy, although the manager insists that is unfair. He said: “The way players are brought in, it’s obviously a process that we go through, but the model is to buy younger players, and that makes it difficult if you are not winning. “This is the first season we have brought in new players again and not won. Every time I have been here, we have got off to a good start and it helps players bed in quickly. “We have produced some fantastic signings at this football club – I don’t think anyone would deny that – so we can’t suddenly say we have got it all wrong and this is the wrong model and these are the wrong players. “We have got to give them time, and it hasn’t helped, the fact that we haven’t won. But we haven’t got time to wait for players to come through. We need that to happen now. “Remy Cabella has got to start performing now, our younger players like Sammy [Ameobi] and [Paul] Dummett have got to deliver now. We aren’t hanging about anymore. You have to deliver now. “But that might not be a bad thing. If we were in this position with six games to go, I’d be worried. We’ve got a lot of games to go and we’re getting battle-hardened.” Press Association Alan Pardew is convinced his shell-shocked Newcastle players will be stronger for the experience once they have emerged from the storm in which they are currently engulfed. The Magpies travel to Swansea on Saturday without a win in their opening six Barclays Premier League games of the campaign and with their manager facing concerted calls for his departure. However, the 53-year-old believes there is the character within the dressing room not only to cope with a difficult situation, but to use it as a building block in the development of a new-look team. last_img read more

Sports success that marked the previous year in B&H

first_imgThe year of 2012 has been very successful in terms of sport and achievements of individual athletes and sport teams in B&H. A lot of our athletes won numerous awards, and our country got several great sport projects for the next year. Our teams from the category of juniors to seniors, as well as our basketball, football and sitting volleyball national teams have scored great results at various competitions. It seems that B&H is headed towards more sport success than ever. Judging by the results of football teams, as well as handball teams from the Federation of B&H and from RS, there is a lot of sport potential in current young teams that are very much dedicated to their profession and are ahead of new results, new competitions, and championship.Besides the sport achievements based on the success of individual teams or national teams in all categories in our country, B&H has achieved to organize another interesting winter season that will eventually attract many tourists and will offer for the its citizens a very interesting past time activities on some of our Olympic mountains. As an event that has probably changed the future perspective of our country’s sport success is the organization of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in 2017. Concerning other organization of big events, besides EYOWF, B&H will also be the host of 39th Balkan Table Tennis Championship for seniors, which will be held in Sarajevo. The Municipality Center Sarajevo will perform the duties as the co-organizer of this championship, which will be held from the 28th August till the 1stSeptember, 2013. Another positive event that happened during 2012 is election of the new president of the Organizing Committee of the European Cup in Alpine Skiing 2014. The president of the Organizing Committee of the European Cup in Alpine Skiing is Željko Komšić.As far as the success of B&H teams is concerned one has to mention our ice skaters who scored memorable results at the competition of the Slovak Open . In order to remind, Tarik Omeragić from the D category, achieved to take the second place and to stay on the second place in the final ranking list of the Danubia Cup series. Another D category (figure skating) contestant, Samra Selimbegović, won the fourth place. In the final ranking list, Selimbegović remained on the seventh place. Also, B&H representatives in Alpine skiing have achieved memorable results at the international competitions in Italy and Norway.Žana Novaković won the first place in the category of giant slalom at the International Competition in Italy. With this success she also confirmed her position in the Olympic team of B&H. At the same competition, Amira Halilović won the 14th and Sumeja Hadžić won the 17thplace.The national team in sitting volleyball has proved to be the best in their category, when they won the gold medal at the Volleyball tournament in London two years in a row. This team is the only B&H team with so many awards and trophies. We hope that 2013 will also be very lucky for them. Our senior basketball national team has won the first place in the qualification and that success has enabled them to qualify for the Continental Festival that will be held in Slovenia.The football representation of B&H has also marked a great success in this year and is currently on the 27th place of the FIFA ranking list. Our young handball players, the team ”Mladost” from Banja Luka  have finished the first part of the season in the Second league of RS with highest possible results. Due to this, this team is on good path towards playing next year in the First league.The year 2012 was the most successful year in the long history of the Mountaineering Association of B&H, since it was found 120 years ago. They have scored great results at the international competitions in Turkey, Serbia and in Bulgaria.The year of 2012 was also marked with a lot of individual success of athletes, so many B&H got prestigious recognitions, such as Sana Muslić who was proclaimed as the first Junior Bodybuilding World Champion, Larisa Cerić who won  the title of the European champion in the category of young seniors at the European Championship in Prague, Aldin Šetkić’ and Mervana Jugić-Salkić’s succes on the ATP and WTA ranking lists and the success of B&H juniors tennis players who will compete at the Orange Bowl Tournament in Miami.In the category of martial arts, and within the manifestation ”Sarajevo Fihght 2”, Mesud Selimović won the WKU championship belt. A lot of national team football players have achieved international success and marked the year 2012 with transfers from one team to another. Due to that, Zvjezdan Misimović will play in 2013 for the Chinese team, our captain of B&H football team Emir Spahić is playing one of the best seasons in his career, and Said Husejinović signed for ”CSKA Sofia”.The Football Federation of B&H got a new president Elvedin Begić, who will be the president for four years, which is the first time in the history of NS B&H. FK ”Slavija” and FK ” Željezničar” also got new presidents and are ahead of a better carrier in the future. Our futsal representative Alen Lalić also marked international success with its transfer to Shangai.The year 2012 was very successful sports year and all prognoses for 2013 is anticipating even more results and possible qualification of our national team at the World Championship in Brazil.last_img read more