Email Spoofing

Recently the Faith Formation Office email account experienced what has become a common scam that is affecting companies, including churches and schools, throughout the United States. This is the Impersonation iTunes Gift Card or GameStop Gift Card Scam. This scam has targeted parishes and schools within the Diocese of Bridgeport, some with success! How it works is they get into the email account through the website and they use the name of the person (Alice) to impersonate. It is important to note that this is an impersonation scam. They are relying on people not looking closely at the email address, rather the name associated with the email. At no time has any account been hacked. The scammer registers a free email account typically on Google, but it could be any free email provider. Note the return email address is different than the senders and is not ours. Delete it immediately and do not open.