New scam targeting Vermont parishioners

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Saturday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and state leaders are reminding Vermonters to be on the lookout for abuse and a new scam targeting parishioners.

Experts say a scammer targeting parishioners poses as a pastor raising funds to help needy children or the sick and requests gift card donations.

They say do not engage, and report scams to the Consumer Assistance Program.