Text / Email Scam Alert
Parishes throughout the diocese have been made aware that someone is creating fake text/email accounts using the names of priests of the Diocese and /or parish staff. Theyare using these fake accounts to contact parishioners requesting donations in the form of gift cards, Pay Pal and/or wire transfers. The messages often greet the person by name and have the priests name in the closing signature of the message. The best defense against this sort of scam is to not respond or open any worrying attachments. It is Diocesan policy that no priest or staff within the Diocese request donations in the form of gift cards, PayPal, MoneyGram, etc..