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Please be aware that text messages have begun circulating claiming to be from Archbishop Donald Bolen. Numbers starting with a 510 area code have sent queries to several individuals saying "Hi, this is Fr. Donald Bolen, can you text me?" 

These are not in fact from Archbishop Donald.

If you receive a message of this kind, simply ignore it. Do not reply or engage in dialogue with these individuals. Most smartphone operating systems will allow you to block senders from messaging you in this way, check with your manual or service provider if you need assistance doing this. 

If you are in doubt, contact the person the text message is claiming to be from using an alternate contact method (do not reply to the originating number.

Never transfer funds or share banking or financial information from suspicious texts like this. 

At no time will our bishop,  priests, deacons, religious or diocesan staff contact you seeking information via text messages. 

 

If you or someone you know is a victim of a text or email fraud, contact the Regina Police Service to report this crime at 306-777-6500 or online HERE.

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