WARNING! text/email SCAM alert in the Diocese

Scam alert

Parishes throughout the Diocese of Venice have been made
aware that someone is creating fake text/email accounts using the
names of priests and or Parish staff requesting donations in the
form of gift cards and/or wire transfers. The messages often greet
the person by name and have the priests name in the closing
signature of the message.
If you receive an email allegedly from a priest or parish staff
member, originating from an email address with a domain other
than the parish’s domain, please ensure the authenticity of the
email. Immediately call the parish office and under no
circumstances respond to these scam requests.