Door County Sheriff reports scammers posing as priests and pastors

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DOOR COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - Have mercy. The Door County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a scam in which the criminals are posing as priests and pastors.

The Sheriff's Office says the scammer will pose as clergy and send an email to a parishioner asking for iTunes gift cards for a person with cancer.

A potential victim in Door County contacted their clergy and notified them about the scam. No money was lost.

The Sheriff's Office reminds people to be suspect of requests for pre-paid debit cards or gift cards. It's one of the biggest red flags of a scam.