The Diocese of Bridgeport has been informed that individuals from various towns and parishes are receiving emails and/or phone calls that claim to be from pastors or other clergy members. Anyone whose phone number is listed on a church website may possibly be targeted. These scammers are posing as clergy to get people to provide financial information.
PLEASE NOTE – THE DIOCESE DOES NOT MAKE UNSOLICITED CALLS OR CONTACT ANYONE BY EMAIL OR PHONE TO REQUEST FINANCIAL INFORMATION. THEREFORE, SHOULD A PARISHIONER OR INDIVIDUAL RECEIVE SUCH A REQUEST, THEY ARE ADVISED NOT TO PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION TO THE SENDER.
The Diocese has made the appropriate notifications to civil authorities and urges anyone who is contacted NOT to respond or provide any information. Anyone with questions or concerns should contact the Development Office of the Diocese of Bridgeport: (203) 416-1479 or (203) 416-1473.