Another new scam is circulating around the Diocese of Grand Rapids in which the scammers are trying to impersonate our priests.
The scammers are sending emails pretending to be Father to parish staff or parishioners stating that ‘he has an urgent request and the person should email him as soon as they see the message’ or indicating that he is requesting the person ‘to buy iTunes gift cards for cancer patients’.
The scammers have targeted a handful of our parishes in the Grand Rapids area to date and we want all of you to be aware. Please do not respond to these requests. When requests from Father Michael or Father Jegar are urgent, the parish office will call you.