Email Scams

Email Scan or Phishing (pronounced: fishing) is an attack using the internet that attempts to steal your money, or your identity, by fraudulently manipulating you to reveal personal information, such as credit card numbers, bank information, or passwords on websites by pretending to be legitimate. Cybercriminals typically pretend to be reputable companies, friends, or acquaintances in a fake message, which contains a link to a phishing website.

Scam emails normally carry an email address similar to that of the person or organisation being impersonated. Authorised email from any clergy, staff and authorised volunteers within the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst and in particular from clergy, staff and authorised volunteers within the Catholic Parish of St Mary of the Presentation Mudgee will be from email addresses ending with "". Any contact relating to sensitive or discrete matters will be made directly by telephone. If you are unsure and need to check please call the Parish Office on (02) 6372 2122.

If you receive any messages of this type, please do not respond to them and do not click any link. The messages should be deleted.

Scams may be reported to the ACCC via their report a scam service. Your report can help the ACCC warn people about current scams, monitor trends and disrupt scams where possible. When reporting any scam you should include details of the contact you received, for example, emails or screen images.


 17/04/2024  - Please be aware if you have received an email from "Kristie Newman" and it is NOT from the email address then it is a spam email. Do Not Open it. Delete it immediately.