Please be aware that there is a malicious email/scam circulating that uses religious leaders as a ploy to scam you. Fr. Barry’s name is being used in one of them. There are variations of this scam, but most of them are asking for a “favor”, or asking you to purchase gift cards or asking you to send money.
Here are a few tips to identify these kind of scams:
- Fr. Barry would never ask you for money or gift cards in an email.
- Do not respond to a request for a “favor” that does not describe what the favor is.
- Do not respond to any email that is too vague or generic.
- Do not respond to email that has malformed or unusual email addresses. Fr Barry’s email address will end with @resurrectionadw.org. He will use this address to send individual emails. Parish wide emails will come from Kathy Ford’s email address (also ending with @resurrectionadw.org)
- Do not click on any links without having confidence that the email has fully described who they are, and what the link is for.
- If you are not confident you know the sender and the purpose of the email, disregard it.
You may also find information on the i-tunes gift card scam here