Several Catholic churches in the Tampa Bay area have been targeted in a scam that tries to get people to believe they are doing a favor for a priest and helping someone in need. "It's really aggravating, but it is obviously very clever, because they are targeting faithful people who are typically generous people and using a public figure in the pastor," said John Boyle, IT administrator for three area parishes.
Several Catholic churches in the Tampa Bay area have been targeted in a scam that tries to get people to believe they are doing a favor for a priest and helping someone in need. "It's really aggravating, but it is obviously very clever, because they are targeting faithful people who are typically generous people and using a public figure in the pastor," said John Boyle, IT administrator for three area parishes. AP File
Several Catholic churches in the Tampa Bay area have been targeted in a scam that tries to get people to believe they are doing a favor for a priest and helping someone in need. "It's really aggravating, but it is obviously very clever, because they are targeting faithful people who are typically generous people and using a public figure in the pastor," said John Boyle, IT administrator for three area parishes. AP File

They said they were priests. Then they asked for iTunes gift cards for the needy.

June 01, 2018 08:12 AM