The Rev. Patrick Blaney
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A parishioner recently received this email claiming to be from Patrick:

I am trying to set up an E-Transfer in the amount of $1,950 for an expense, also i will have to visit the bank to set it up as we don't E-transfers or pay bills online as we have a 2 signature account, I would like to know if you can initiate the E-transfer from your personal account? I will send you a reimbursement cheque in your name tomorrow. Let me know so i can send you the details.
Reverend Patrick Blaney

This is a scary scam.  If you ever receive an email from Patrick or anyone else from the Church and it looks odd to you, please contact Patrick as soon as you can.  Also look carefully at the email sender.  If it is not Patrick's email exactly, he did not send it.

Unfortunately there is very little we can do to stop such scams, so we just have to be very careful and vigilant.  If you have any questions, please contact Patrick.  Thank you and please read and check your emails carefully.