Categories: General
      Date: Sep  9, 2020
     Title: E-mail Scam

Please be aware that scam e-mails are going out in the Bishop's name asking for people to go out and buy e-cards in his name and send the numbers on those cards to a return e-mail address.   It is good to remember that church personnel are not allowed to make any personal solicitations of this type and that any personal solicitation, for any reason and under any guise, should either be seen as a scam or a serious breach of professional protocol.  Whichever one it is, the activity is to be ignored or soundly rebuffed.

 

 



Bishop's letter to priests:

"It has come to my attention that e-mails have gone out in my name (the Bishop’s) asking for people to go out and buy e-cards in my name and send the numbers to a return e-mail address.  It is good to remind our parishioners that church personnel are not allowed to make any personal solicitations of this type and that any personal solicitation, for any reason and under any guise, should either be seen as a scam or a serious breach of professional protocol.  Whichever one it is, the activity is to be ignored or soundly rebuffed.  Please make sure to include this on your social media platforms and/or in your Sunday bulletins (should you be printing them and distributing them with gloved hands and masked face at the door after church)."

Fraternally in Christ,

+Bart