Fraudulent Text Message Scheme
Beth Tzedec
Jul 27th 2023

We are aware of fraudulent text messages appearing to come from Rabbi Steven Wernick. The message asks people to purchase gift cards on Reb Steve's behalf. The messages begin with this text: "Are you available? I have a request for you to manage discreetly." ... and they are signed as "House of Peace".

We remind our members and the community that no one from Beth Tzedec will ask you to purchase gift cards over email or text message

If you are unsure whether an email or a text message you received from a Beth Tzedec Spiritual Leadership or staff member is genuine, please contact the Synagogue Office at 416-781-3511 to confirm before taking any action. We also remind you that you should not reply to suspicious emails or text messages via the link.