Email Scam – Watch Out

Recently some folks on Watchic Lake have received emails looking for donations, using the WLA and Paul McNulty in the signature field. These emails are a SCAM. They are NOT coming from the WLA. They are not coming from me, as you can see in the From address field.

A second email we have seen appears to be Phishing. It will come from someone you might know, but when you reply, the email address changes to different yet similar address. DO NOT REPLY.

Any time you are asked to send gift cards – Watch Out! Sample email below.

Sample emails below.


From: Paul McNulty <owner@somefakecompany>
Date: November 24, 2021 at 12:57:39 PM EST
To: [Name]
Subject: Watchic Lake Association

Hi [Name],

I need you on my behalf for “Watchic Lake” as I’m out of town . We need some gift vouchers for gift to assist Veterans at hospice care due to Covid-19 , are you accessible ? I’ll be happy to get a feedback . Regards ,

Sincerely yours,

Paul McNulty


Watchic Lake Association


From: [An Address you might recognize]Date: November 24, 2021 at 12:57:39 PM EST
To: [Name]
Subject: Checking in

Hope this email finds you well, 

please can I ask you a little favor?

Am unavailable on phone. Please let me know if you are online

Cheers , [Name you might recognize]