Important Announcement about Fraudulent Emails and Internet Spam
Dear Parishioners of St. John the Evangelist,
We are posting this notice to make you aware of a serious matter that has been brought to our attention. We are aware that there have been several recent attempts to impersonate St. John the Evangelist and the Diocese of Metuchen over email. These communications often promise funding and investments to encourage people to respond with their personal information and purchasing of gift cards.
This practice is known as Phishing. Phishing is the act of sending an e-mail to a user while falsely claiming to be an established, legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.
St. John the Evangelist and the Diocese of Metuchen would like our members to know that we would NEVER ask for personal information, such as social security, account numbers or to purchase gift cards in an e-mail message. If you ever receive an e-mail allegedly from St. John the Evangelist or any priest, deacon or staff member asking for this type of information, you should NOT RESPOND to it and report it to the links below immediately. Do not open any attachments or click on any links within the email as they may be compromised.
For additional information about online security and fraudulent report emails, please visit these sites:
Thank you for your time.
Father Robert and the staff of St. John the Evangelist
Along with the Diocese of Metuchen