Friday, December 6, 2019

Important Scam Alert... Please read


Its recently come to our attention that scammers are now targeting the Masonic community including the Grand Lodge of Florida, the Masonic Home of Florida and the Shriners Hospital For Children calling, sending out emails or snail mail letters asking for donations and in one case a brother from the another district in Florida received a letter purported to be from Grand Lodge claiming that their Masonic membership is in arrears and if they didn't make immediate payment they will be suspended. All correspondence for non payment of dues is through your lodge secretary not through Grand Lodge.

Members of the Grand Lodge of Florida office staff which including the Grand Secretary, WILL NEVER contact you by mail, email or telephone unless you initiate contact with them first. Additionally funding to operate the Grand Lodge's day to day operations does not come from donations but from the Per Capita fee in your yearly lodges dues bill.


The Masonic Home of Florida and Shriners Hospitals For Children do not solicit by phone, they do however send out yearly mailers to previous donors, donations are also accepted directly in person at their offices or through their website, for donations to the the Masonic Home of Florida please visit.. www.masonichomefl.com and for donations to the Shriners Hospital For Children please visit... shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.


If you've received any type of scam call making claims to be a Masonic organization please immediately report it to your local police department and/or sheriff's office, taking note of the name and phone number that appears on your Caller ID device. You should also be aware that the scammers are now using a technique where they can spoof the real telephone number of an organization such as the Grand Lodge, Masonic Home or Shriners Hospital. Do not be fooled, remain safe by simply hanging up the phone.

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