Unfortunately, All Saints has had trouble with email scams. Phishing texts and emails posing as Msgr. Marren and Father Dan are being received daily. Please be skeptical of all text and email messages saying they are from Msgr. Marren or Fr. Dan. These are NOT legitimate requests. Please ignore or delete these emails.
The most recent event occurred October 30, 2020 and was NOT sent from Msgr. Marren’s or Fr. Dan’s personal Gmail or phone. These emails may even use a picture of Monsignor to appear credible. This cannot be solved by changing his password. The email addresses are being created to look like they come from Msgr. Marren and All Saints Dunwoody, with just one letter wrong or from a non @allsaintsdunwoody.com account.
Here are some pictures of examples:
Consider all emails from him spam when the message asks for help, especially in the form of gift cards or any currency. Msgr. Marren and Fr. Dan will likely not email you, let alone for help. Do NOT respond. Do NOT send ANY personal information. Please delete these emails.
To report abuse to Google you can:
Go to this link and fill out the online form – https://support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse
*** OR if you have Gmail***
On a computer, open Gmail
Open the message.
Next to Reply arrow ⤺, click the Down Arrow ↓
Click Report phishing
We are sorry for the inconvenience. It seems to be a part of the world we live in now.
Report phishing and scam emails and texts
Here are two government web pages that talk about phishing and scam emails and how to report them.
- USA.gov https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds;
- Federal Trade Commission Consumer Info https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0038-spam.
Phishing Text Recommendations from the FTC
- Don’t text back. Legitimate companies won’t ask you to verify your identity through unsecure channels, like text or email.
- Don’t click on any links within the message. Links can install malware on your device, and take you to spoof sites to try to get your information.
- Report the message to your cell phone carrier’s spam text reporting number. If you’re an AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint or Bell customer, you can forward the text to 7726 (SPAM) free of charge.
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Your complaint can help the FTC detect patterns of wrong-doing.
Read the full page at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2013/08/dont-text-back