Today—Tuesday, October 17, 2017—an e-mail went out under the Orthodox Church in America’s logo and the OCA address—firstname.lastname@example.org—asking for financial assistance for a member of the OCA. This e-mail was not sent out by the OCA, nor did the OCA authorize the use of its logo or address.
If you have received this e-mail please do not click on any links in the e-mail.
While the Orthodox Church in America does use digital media to raise funds for the Stewards of the Orthodox Church in America and the Charity Committee, digital appeals from the OCA do not use third-party fundraising organizations like “Fundly,” “Gofundme,” or others.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we are working to identify the source of this e-mail and to put necessary protocols into place to prevent such activity from happening again.