Bishop Taylor issues email scam alert

Published: January 21, 2021

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following warning Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, regarding an email scam that appears to come from him. A similar warning was issued in May 2020 by the diocese regarding email and texting scams asking for money. 

"There is a scam currently out there using my name. Do not respond to any requests for money or gift cards that appear to be from me. One of our priests was swindled out of $1,500.

"The request was to buy 15 Amazon $100 gift cards, scratch off the back to reveal the card number and then take a picture of both and send this electronically to me, but really to the swindler.

"If you click on my name in the 'from' box it will show you an email address that is clearly not mine. I hope no one else has fallen victim to this scheme."