Updated: May 28, 2020
From Diocesan Office:
PLEASE CHECK ALL EMAIL ADDRESSES CAREFULLY BEFORE REPLYING AS THESE SCAMMERS ARE GOING TO A LOT OF EFFORT TO MIMIC OUR GENUINE EMAILS!
It has come to our attention that people may have received an email appearing to be from Bishop Keith or other members of the Diocesan Clergy. This is not the case.
If you have received an email from “Rev. Keith Dalby firstname.lastname@example.org”, or any other suspicious email address, please do not reply. Please mark this email as Junk and delete it.
Bishop Keith would never send an email from a Gmail account and he would certainly never ask people to purchase gift cards on his behalf, or for any monetary gain, which is what these people go on to ask. Nor would any other clergy within the Diocese.
This matter has been reported to the police but if you have any concerns please contact the Registry Office.
Please share my email above with members of your congregations to make them aware of this scam as we are not sure how widely it has gone.