Scam Alert from the Diocese of Springfield
Nov 8, 2018
There has been a recent rash of e-mail phishing scams in which perpetrators send emails to some parish contacts using a bogus address that is made to look authentic. It usually includes the name of a member of the parish staff, and sometimes the parish name, but under a gmail account. It asks the receiver to purchase an iTunes gift card for a cancer patient but to send a picture of the card(allowing it to be remotely cashed in).
These can be very deceptive and trick folks into responding.
Please, always be cautious with any on-line request of this nature.