The California-Pacific Conference has begun to receive reports of a suspicious email activity that impersonates “Bishop Grant J. Hagiya.”
Please note that official email addresses from the California-Pacific Conference are @calpacumc.org addresses.
It is possible that impersonation emails may continue using other names of highly visible persons.
What to do:
- Always verify the email address – Do not rely on the name that is displayed in the “from.” Is it from an @calpacumc.org address?
- Do not fulfill requests for personal information or to make purchases on someone’s behalf – Chances are that this is a fraudulent request
- Check if unsure – Contact the Episcopal Office, Margaret Irwin (email@example.com), Senior Executive Assistant to Bishop Grant J. Hagiya
- Report suspicious activity – Contact the Cal-Pac Office of Communications, James J. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Communications and Innovation