Beware vicar scam email

If you receive an email from Revd David Commander asking you to contact him urgently about something DO NOT reply by email. This is a scam that it currently occurring in parishes where someone is creating email accounts in the name of vicars and using them to contact congregation members. The message asks the recipient to contact the vicar urgently about a “delicate issue” or “urgent matter” but not to phone. It seems that anyone who replies directly to the email will be asked to hand over cash or vouchers.

David Commander stresses that he would not send such an email and if there was an urgent issue he would telephone not email.