In the past day or so, someone has sent an email to some members of our board and community acting as if they are our president Felix Quachey, asking the targets to purchase gift cards.
Hi …, Thanks for your response and sorry for disturbing your busy schedule. Here is what I want you to do for me and I’ll appreciate if it can be done today, Please I need you to get me 6 pieces of Amazon Gift cards of $400 face value each, that will amount to $2400 and I shall reimburse you on or before weekend. I’m sending the cards to some diligent members as surprise gift and I want this to be kept secret until they get their cards. I’ll appreciate your help on this. I need you to get the physical card, scratch the back out and take a picture of each of the cards, attach the pictures showing the pin and email it to me. I’ll appreciate you kind gesture on this. Do let me know if you can get this done in an hour.
Be advised that Felix will never send you such a solicitation. Should you receive something like this purporting to be from Felix – or any other person at FPCA, feel free to contact them at the phone number or email address listed on our web siteContact page, so they can confirm that fact. You may also like to inform Columbus Police.
Please always be alert to any email if the topic is questionable, the “from” address is unusual, or other clues in the header look strange. The header in the above sample has Felix supposedly writing from atlas.sehal [at] gmail [dot] com. (If one digs deeper, there are even more clues. That’s why legal authorities want to see the entire header and message.)
I have just received confirmation that our stand in City Liaison Alfred Akainyah will be coming to speak to us at our meeting. He will be accompanied by Bruce Black and Nora Gerber from the Neighborhood Pride team. I am very interested in getting Forest Park selected for Neighborhood Pride! It would be a real statement of intent and truly show our civic association in action.
Be proud that Forest Park is the only known Columbus neighborhood to have a personal supplemental security program. (As a portion of FPCA’s budget goes toward funding the patrols, your joining helps us to have even more patrols). Members can arrange personal home inspections when away on vacation by calling our Supplemental Security liaison person(s) – see Contact FPCA.
Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District is having their Spring Tree and Plant Sale. Here are some resources to beautify our community!
Each year, our conservation team puts together our Spring Tree and Plant Sale. We offer different species of native plants (bare-root woody plants and trees); plug and container perennials (prairie grasses and flowering plants); seed mix (pollinator and native Ohio prairie mixes); and rotate in edible (berries, apples, mushroom kits) and live stakes (fast growing riparian species for streambank stabilization). We serve about 400 central Ohio residents and several non-profits every year by selling or donating plants. Our annual Spring Tree & Plant Sale is a fundraiser that benefits our Conservation Fund.
The 2019 Spring Tree and Plant Sale is now open! Visit the Online Shop now and place your order! Details and a mail-in order form can also be found in the 2019 Spring Frankly Speaking Newsletter.
View our new 2019 Spring Tree and Plant Sale Catalog (coming soon!) with plant descriptions and details.
I came across this recently. It reminded me what a valuable resource we have for those in our community seeking to help or give help. -ed
To Get Help or Give Help
The Right People, with the Right Resources, at the Right Time and Place
24 hours a day, every day, 2-1-1 is the critical FirstLink between Greater Columbus’ efforts to reduce poverty and ensuring opportunity for every Central Ohioan. HandsOn’s 2-1-1 is the largest, AIRSTM accredited information and referral service in Ohio, and among the largest in the United States. Our professional team of certified resource specialists coordinate service delivery, strengthen food security, centralize homeless shelter access, and make volunteer service connections for nearly 500,000 people each year. We combine best practices, experience, and social innovation to provide one of the nation’s leading 2-1-1 services, in Central Ohio.
Call 2-1-1 or visit http://www.211centralohio.org to reach thousands of social service, government and community resources in Franklin County to address any problem you might be facing or to be connected to volunteer opportunities.
from: Hands On Central Ohio
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