GREENSBORO, NC (WFMY) - St. Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro has issued a warning to its parishioners and members of the public about an email phishing scam that is circulating. The church's management posted the warning about the scam to a social media page. The scam, according to the post, involved a request to purchase an iTunes gift card.
An article from the Catholic News-Herald reported Holy Cross Church's pastor Father Paul Dechant in Kernersville and Father Tom Norris of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in High Point were recently impersonated in this email scam. On May 14, Our Lady of Grace Church in Greensboro warned that Father Paul Buchanan, pastor, and Father Christian Cook were also being impersonated by email scammers. The News-Herald says At least 10 pastors in the Diocese of Charlotte have been impersonated by cyber criminals since April.
There have been various forms of phishing scams circulating which involve requests to purchase or make payments with gift cards.