Quincy Police are warning the public of a texting scam that has surfaced.

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Officers report receiving several calls about a gift card scam targeting local churches.

The scammers send text messages to church members, representing themselves as the leader of the church.

They will ask the church member if they can do a favor for the church.

When the church member responds, the scammer will ask the church member to purchase gift cards and provide the card info to the scammer via text.

QPD says the scammer has contacted members from several congregations.
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