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Scam Email Warning
One of our parishes has once again been the target of a scammer who has attempted to impersonate the parish priest in order to get parishioners to send money to them in the form of gift cards.
This initial email was sent to gain a response:
“On 22 May 2020, at 08:38, Fr. (priest’s name) <email@example.com>
Hi,Hope you are having a nice day?.
I need your help with something very important. Email me as soon as
you get my message.
Fr. (priest’s name)”
Notice how the scammer has formed an email name and address to make the recipient think that it is genuinely from the priest. Once the parishioner responded to this email, the following email was sent:
“OK. I’m in a meeting right now and I really don’t know when the
meeting will be rounding up .Can you help me order or get a Google
play card worth £500 at £100 denominations for a Seminarian of mine
that was tested positive with Covid-19. He needs the cards to download
his favorite Gospel musics and videos to boost his confidence to
enable him get rid of fear of the Covid-19 in the hospital. Can you
order or get the cards from any store around you and have it sent
directly to his email at the hospital today, I will pay back as soon
as i can. Thanks..”
I have also received a similar email:
From: Fr Simon O’Connor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi, i need a little favor from you, email me back as soon as you can
Sent from my Device
The scammer will find peoples email addresses on newsletters, websites or anything else which links them to the parish priest. Please remind all of your parishioners that this scam is ongoing and to NEVER send money or gift cards following an email request.
If anyone you know does receive such an email, please consider reporting it to Action Fraud by sending the information to this email: email@example.com or by telephoning 0300 123 2020. For more information on Action Fraud please follow this link: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/scam-emails
We want to get in touch with Sarah Williams who moved down to the South East a few months ago. If you have her new address (or the School where she teaches) could you please let Fr Simon know.
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Sacred Space from Mairie @ St Nicholas
I hope that you and your communities are well.
Please find attached the weekly prayers and two liturgy and prayer resources for families. As it is half-term I don’t think CAFOD are providing resources but families can sign up for their Sunday Childrens Liturgy at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Children-s-liturgy
And my blog – usually on the Sunday gospel – http://wordinthehand.blogspot.com/
Mrs Mairie Gelling, Chaplain, St Nicholas Catholic High School