Be aware that there is a fraudster targeting Holy Name of Jesus parishioners. The person and/or group is impersonating Fr Joy Abraham and requesting money, gift cards, and/or information. Do not be fooled; they are executing a spear phishing attack.
Report all incidents to the parish office by telephone (450) 688-3887 (do not email your concern).
Also report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
When: Saturday June 8, at 7 PM
Location: Holy Name of Jesus Church Hall
$20 for adults
$10 for children
Children under 6 are free
$50 for Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)
Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Laval is one of the host sites for live streaming of this great event. This event will take place on
Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
The conference will be webcasted live from Ottawa. Be inspired, and connect with other Catholics from different parishes in Montreal who are going to join in at Holy Name of Jesus Parish. Online registration is needed to attend this event. Registration is free of charge this year.
For registration and more information, visit www.newevangelization.ca
Someone posing as Fr. Joy Abraham has created a Gmail email address similar to Fr. Joy's and is actively soliciting parishioners for money and gift cards. The attacker may try to impersonate other clergy members or church volunteers.
DO NOT REPLY TO THE EMAIL
DO NOT SEND ANY FUNDS THAT ARE REQUESTED
If you receive a message please do not delete it right away.
Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and report the message.
What is phishing?
"Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising as a trustworthy entity "
What is spear phishing?
"the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information"