Posts Tagged ‘scam’

Scammers targeting church ministers’ email Comments 0

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Parishoner vigilance is needed after recent incidences of scammers impersonating church ministers are causing concern to the ministers and the recipients of the bogus emails. Stuff reports, 11 November, that the scammer created a similar email address to Timaru Presbyterian minister, Reverend Rory Grant (pictured) and asked recipients to buy gift vouchers for a non-existent Read more

Fake priest scams dozens of Catholics Comments 0

Monday, May 20th, 2019

A man who falsely claimed to be a Catholic priest is facing justice in Peru for allegedly scamming over two dozen people. The church says it has never heard of the man who stole thousands of dollars and administered sacraments. The man says he worked in a priest in a church where he wasn’t known. Read more

Mexican priests get cards to distinguish from scammers Comments 0

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Priests in two ecclesiastical provinces in Mexico are being issued with cards to help distinguish them from false priests trying to scam people. The cards will be issued in Tlalnepantla and Mexico ecclesiastical provinces. The phenomenon of “false priests” is on the rise across the nation. The scammers go to hospitals, cemeteries and churches outside Read more

Retired US priest conned out of life savings in scam Comments 0

Friday, September 19th, 2014

A retired priest in California who was scammed out of his life savings wants the con-artist responsible to pay the money back or go to jail. Fr Michael Ortiz got a cheque in the mail for $1.6 million, and responded to a form he also received to enter a sweepstake. The retired priest had planned Read more

Homeless man runs competition to see which religion give most money Comments 0

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

In April this year a homeless man homeless man may well have the discovered the most innovative plway of collecting small change Holding a sign which asks “Which religion cares the most about the homeless?”, he set out nine receptacles, each assigned to a different faith. A photograph on Huffington Post, showed that to bowls labeled “atheist” and Read more

Tongan flight scam tricks overstayers Comments 0

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Police believe people as far away as the South Island may have been subject to a scam when 100 Tongans turned up at Auckland Airport last week to collect airline tickets that never existed. The group paid a fraudulent immigration adviser $250 each for return airfares from Auckland to Tonga. Waikato police today said they Read more