Scam e-mails target Catholics

Church warns of fraudsters asking for large donations

Scammers have impersonated a number of key clergy, including the Archbishop and the Chancellor, an arm of the Catholic Church which handles administrative functions.
Scammers have impersonated a number of key clergy, including the Archbishop and the Chancellor, an arm of the Catholic Church which handles administrative functions. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore is warning parishioners to be on the lookout for "improbable requests" from local clergy who e-mail them asking for large sums of money.

Scammers have impersonated a number of key clergy, including the Archbishop and the Chancellor, an arm of the Catholic Church which handles administrative functions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2018, with the headline 'Scam e-mails target Catholics'. Subscribe