North Baldwin Chamber warning of scam


BAY MINETTE — North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristina Pittman is warning of a scam circulating through chamber members.

“It has been brought to our attention that an email is circulating to our chamber members that appears to come from our Chairman, Tripp Ward, asking for help in obtaining gift cards for our staff for the upcoming holiday season,” Pittman said in an email sent to chamber members. “These emails are not from Mr. Ward. Under no circumstances will Mr. Ward or any other member from our board of directors be reaching out asking for gift cards.”

Anyone who has received such an email should contact the chamber immediately, Pittman said.

“A police report has been filed and we are concerned that some of our good-hearted members may have had interactions with the individual sending these out,” she said. “If you received them and discarded them, again please let us know. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your membership support.”