Tag Archive: #scam

SCAM Alert (Again)

Posted on February 5, 2024
Heads up on yet another e-mail phishing attempt by unscrupulous individuals posing, not as our pastor this time, but as Father Gilbert.  As is always the case (so far), it came from a Gmail account (NEITHER Father Gilbert nor Father [read more...]

SCAM Alert

Posted on January 25, 2024
Heads up on yet another e-mail phishing attempt by unscrupulous individuals posing as our pastor.  It came from a Gmail account (remember Father doesn’t use a Gmail account) and reads… Are you free? I have a primary request more like [read more...]

Don’t Get Baited into Phishing Scams

Posted on January 12, 2024
A new scam to a Vicariate I church appeared in which the sender, “a fellow church member,” claimed to be giving away valuable possessions of a deceased family member (a piano is a common ploy but it can be anything). [read more...]

Beware of Text SCAMMERS

Posted on December 18, 2023
Just a heads up that phishing SCAMMERS have graduated from email to mobile phone text messages. The approach is similar… someone pretending to be Father Arthur, asking that you respond [by text]. The latest text scam read… Hello [your name], [read more...]

Friendly Reminder: Beware of Email Scams

Posted on December 1, 2023
A friendly reminder Waysiders… Email scams increase this time of year. The most common are phishing attempts by unscrupulous individuals posing as Father Arthur asking you to reply by email. All seem to come from gmail. Father Arthur does NOT [read more...]

E-Mail SCAM Alert: Reminder

Posted on August 29, 2023
Waysiders beware. E-mail scam attempts from unscrupulous individuals posing as Father Arthur are continuous. They generally ask for you to respond to a request of some kind, and then ask for personal information, passwords, or donations — often in the [read more...]

SCAM Alert (again)

Posted on March 29, 2022
Looks like the e-mail scammers are at it again.  If you received an email from a Gmail (i.e. @gmail.com) account with Father Arthur’s name, asking for help with something, just HIT DELETE.  This is yet another “phishing” expedition by an [read more...]

Heads Up: Another Email SCAM Attempt

Posted on February 5, 2022
Sorry to report yet another e-mail SCAM attempt from an unscrupulous person or group posing as our pastor. The email, which comes from a fictitious Gmail account, reads… Do you have a moment, i have a request I need you [read more...]

Email SCAM Alert (Again)

Posted on January 31, 2022
Heads up Waysiders… There has been yet another e-mail SCAM attempt from an unscrupulous individual or group posing as Father Marat, using a FAKE Gmail address. Do NOT respond to this email. Just hit DELETE. Always remember… Father Arthur does [read more...]

Beware: Another eMail SCAM attempt

Posted on January 1, 2022
Happy New Year OLW Parishioners. Just a friendly “Heads up”… Yet another email phishing SCAM attempt has been made — falsely — in the name of our Pastor. The email appears to be coming from: Pastor, Father Arthur Marat <onlinegivingchurch2@gmail.com> It [read more...]