Once again we need to warn everyone to be on alert! We have become
aware that someone from the parish received notification that Fr. David
was asking for money. This is a scam!
The following was taken from the Diocese of St. Petersburg website dated June 8, 2018
When internet fraudsters mimic a legitimate individual, organization or
business to trick consumers into giving out their personal information
or money, it’s called phishing.
The Diocese of St. Petersburg is seeking to help individuals stay safe while using social media, email or texting services.
Follow these tips from the Federal Trade Commission and protect yourself from hoaxes, email scams and phishing.
Be Aware! Legitimate organizations would never solicit sensitive
personal information through insecure channels such as email, social
media messaging or text messaging.
Ignore suspicious emails, social
media and text messages from someone who claims to need your personal
information or financial assistance.
To verify the legitimacy of
an email, social media message or text message that you receive from any
organization, including a church, call the office and speak to a
representative who can assist. Our office number is 352.683.9666.