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Text scam strikes First Lutheran Church parishioners

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, a coordinated scam was launched on parishioners of the First Lutheran Church in New Rockford.

Unfortunately, at least one of those parishioners fell victim to the scam, losing a total of $400.

The scammer or scammers launched their assault at around noon on Tuesday with a simple text message, which appeared to be from pastor Amy Kippen.

The message began by addressing the targ...