Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church

Text Messaging Scams on the Rise

All parishioners should be aware of scams in their personal and business life that rely on fraud and cons. The internet and mobile phones are full of these social engineering scams.

Scammers are relying on trust and empathy to defraud you. No one in the parish or diocese will ever ask you to purchase gift cards for any reason. Below is a real text transaction between a scammer posing as “Rev. Guy Francis Noonan” and our own webmaster, Rick Jarvis, who played this out for a training example.

Please stay vigilant, if it doesn’t sound right and legitimate, it isn’t!  Please delete them!

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