Recently the mission office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was contacted by someone who received a mailing from the Pacific Capital Companies, LLC. The mailing contained a credit card issued in the name of the recipient and under her name appeared “Presbyterian Church USA.” The recipient does not work for the PC(USA), did not contact Pacific Capital Companies, LLC, and did not request a credit card from Pacific Capital Companies, LLC.
Anyone who receives a letter notification with a credit card attached that includes “Presbyterian Church USA” and an invitation to activate such a card is warned that the PC(USA) does not have an agreement with Pacific Capital Companies, LLC or any other bank or company to issue credit cards to people who are not employed with the PC(USA) national office. People who receive an invitation notice to activate a card with PC(USA) on it are advised to disregard it and to cut up the credit card included in the mailing. The PC(USA) has notified federal authorities of this matter.
Those who receive such cards are welcome to contact the Legal Services office of the Presbyterian Mission Agency at (502) 569-5278.