Posts Tagged ‘Scams’

Brisbane Catholic Women’s League scammed out of $29,000

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Moira Gardener had recently come out of hospital, was settling in to eat her dinner and had flicked on the television when she received a notification on her mobile phone that would haunt her. It was a message asking if Mrs Gardener, a Redcliffe-based Catholic, wanted to approve a payment of $349 to a business Read more

Scammer convinces woman to deposit in the Bank of Heaven

Monday, July 17th, 2023

In 2013  an elderly woman received a phone call from God instructing her to deposit her money into a “checking account of God at the Bank of Heaven with the promise of better interest rates and the possibility of building a house in Heaven. She never once suspected that she was being scammed, as she Read more

Italian diocese launches course to help priests avoid financial scams

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

After an octogenarian priest was swindled out of more than $450,000 over a two-year period and threatened when he stopped giving the “family” money, the Diocese of Padua, Italy, launched a continuing formation program for priests focused on financial accountability and avoiding scams. Read more

Church denies connection with suspect co-operative

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

THE Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma has denied claims that it is associated with the Fijians Helping Fiji Co-operative Ltd (FHFCL). Fijians Helping Fiji Co-operative Limited was set up last year by a Hanemel Hansen along the lines of Americans Helping America (AHA), a US organisation involved in adult adoption work leading to US Read more