To all SVD Provincial and Regional
Today we received notification from Fr. Provincial Mark Weber
of USC that an e-mail has been sent out in his name. Please see
the attached file. NEVER SEND MONEY in response to such e-mails.
Check first with the SVD named, either by e-mail or by
David Streit, SVD
Acting Secretary General
A todos los superiores provinciales y
regionales de la SVD
Recibimos hoy la notificación del provincial Mark Weber (USC)
que un email se ha enviado en su nombre. Vean por favor el
fichero atado. NUNCA ENVÍEN DINERO en respuesta a tales email.
Comprueben primero con el SVD nombrado, por el email o por el
David Streit, SVD
Segretario General (en funciones)
Dear Fr. Pernia,
Today I have received two emails
and one phone call – from Panama, Togo, and Kenya. Either the
provincial or the provincial treasurer has received an email
supposedly from me, asking to give sizeable amounts of money to
a Sister. Three provinces have checked with me, but I imagine
whoever is doing this has gotten more email addresses to send
this. Is it possible to send out a warning to all provinces that
this is a fraud, and NOT a legitimate email from me?
The text of one of the emails is below.
Yours in the Word,
Mark Weber, SVD (USC)
Data: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:18:16
Od: Fr Mark Weber SVD
Odpowiedz-Do:Fr Mark Weber SVD
Temat: Re: Greetings from Chicago, USA
I send greetings to you and to all the confreres in Panama.
You are always in our Prayers. I am writing on behalf of Sr
Stella Maria the Provincial Bursar of the Congregation of the
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. She has told me Sr
Nina Lucia O’Reilly working with their Mission Hospital in
Uganda is currently stranded in Panama after she over used the
limit of her Visa card. And because she does not have a bank
account of her own in Panama the Sisters her do not have a quick
safe means of sending the amount of Money she urgently require.
Sr Stella Maria has given me a check of US$20,000 (Twenty
I request you to proceed and give Sr Nina Lucia , and then
you will let me know how I can wire the US$20,000 to your bank
account in Panama You can contact Sr Nina Lucia O’Reilly at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I will also ask Sr Stella Maria to
tell her to contact you.
Thank you so much.
Fr Mark Weber svd
Society of the Divine Word
1835 Waukegan Road
Techny, Il 60082