Written by Patrick Malloy
Posted by Bill Lewellis
Sisters and Brothers,
Two days ago, Facebook offered me the former Presiding Bishop, Frank Griswold, as a friend, and I figured, "Why not?"
Yesterday I got a response. It was signed, "Frank," and was a grammatical mess full of typing errors. It asked if I had received Bishop Griswold's snail mail letter. I thought it strange that he would have sent me a letter, since I have only met him a couple times. How could he possibly remember me? But I wrote back, and another response came, and then a message came to my regular email address (not my Facebook account), asking me to wire money to an orphanage in Uganda named for him. Of course, there is no Bishop Griswold Orphanage in Uganda.
The folks at 815 tell me that they became aware earlier today that someone has hacked into Griswold's email account. Now they know that his Facebook account has likewise been hijacked.
So, if you hear from Bishop Griswold by email or on Facebook, it is almost certainly a scam.