Last year a number of spam texts and emails were sent to people in the Parish. They have returned again over the past few days under the name of Fr. Alexander Austin with your Christian name in the message eg Hi / Hello Mark. They look more credible than the attempts last year.
The messages vary, are frequent and in some cases are requesting money, through Google Pay, for a cancer patient. These criminals are also targeting WhatsApp accounts should you have one.
YOU MUST IGNORE THEM
Please advise any parishioners, family and friends, especially those who are vulnerable or may not understand what a scam email is.