Scam e-mails target Catholics

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

Church warns of fraudsters asking for large donations

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe