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Be Alert – Scammers at Large

By Sian Owen / March 2, 2021
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Scam emails, text messages and What’s App messages Over the last couple of weeks we have seen an increase in the number of spam messages being sent through email.   Some of our staff have also started receiving spam/fake messages via text messages and What’s App messages on their phone. The messages are not from the actual priest’s email (ie their account has not been compromised).  Rather the messages are from fake email accounts/phone numbers purporting to be Bishop Pat or a priest of the Diocese.   The content of the message is usually that they have urgent work or need a favour from the recipient.   Sometimes there is a link to click or a phone number to call.    We encourage you to be very vigilant when receiving messages and to check the detail of the address or phone number.  Checking the details of an email address are relatively easy on a …
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