Chillicothe Churchgoers Targeted by Scam

The Chillicothe Police warn attendees of a local church of a scam.

According to a post on Facebook, local churchgoers have reported receiving text messages from a local number pretending to be their pastor. In the text, the scammer asked victims to buy $200 gift cards for him to give to a cancer patient and instructed them to take photos to send to him to be able to use the funds.

One victim noticed that the number was not her pastor’s number. Chief Maples has confirmed the text messages were part of a widespread scam and the Police Department has taken reports of this as well.