To all SVD provincial
and regional superiors:
In recent days, several provinces have informed us that they
have received an e-mail which purportedly comes from
Fr. Timothy Lehane, SVD, now
working for the Pontifical Mission Works in Rome. The e-mail,
obviously, is a scam, a fraud. The format and content are
typical of such scams.
If an e-mail presents a request for money, please be
extremely cautious, even if it seems to contain specific SVD
information such as the name of the provincial or
vice-provincial, telephone numebers, etc.
In your province newsletter, please warn the confreres of
your province against responding to such pleas for financial
help. For your information, the text of the false e-mail can be
Please report such messages to the generalate:
A todos los
superiores provinciales y regionales de la SVD:
En los últimos días, varias provincias nos han informado de
que han recibido un correo electrónico que supuestamente
proviene del Padre Timoteo Lehane, SVD
(ex provincial de Ecuador), que ahora trabaja para las Obras
Misionales Pontificias en Roma. El e-mail es, obviamente, una
estafa, un fraude. El formato y contenido son típicas de estas
Si un e-mail presenta una solicitud de dinero, por favor, ser
muy prudente, incluso si parece contener información SVD
específica, tales como el nombre del provincial o del
vice-provincial, numeros de telefono, etc.
Por favor, recordar a los hermanos de la provincia que se
mantenga alerta y prudente. Para su información, el texto del
mensaje de correo electrónico falsa se puede encontrar a
Por favor, informe al generalato, si usted recibe un mensaje
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: P. Timoteo Lehane <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 9:57 PM
We are Fr. Timoteo Lehane, svd former provincial of the
Province of Ecuador and Fr. Joseph Artienda current provincial
Ecuador. We try to have you on the phone number below (0062)
(0381) 21715) but in vain.
He must immediately inform you of our presence in the
region of Central Africa. (Rwanda) we accompany His Excellency
Archbishop Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga President and Archbishop
of Quito, which is currently on a visit to Rwanda
In this fraternal message, We would like first to greet
you all and wish you good "Adventus with Christ. We also inform
you of the tragedy we're living.
This is the death of the secretary of Chancellor 'Archbishop.
Adao The father was sent by Bishop in the Diocese of Butare just
in the border between the DRC and Rwanda. The vehicle in which
he was dropped in an ambush by rebel soldiers who opened fire
killing all the occupants. We have succeeded with the help of
the sister Church of Congo and fraternal assists authorities in
the province of eastern Congo to keep the body of Father in a
hospital morgue sisters east of congo.
Bishop has requested to see with our colleagues the
opportunity to find a loan repayable on our return. We took
advantage of first to introduce you our gratitude and tell you
how to send us your help so far. We're from the Diocese of Uvira
(DR Congo) to see how the body back to Rwanda and finally
repatriated to Ecuador. According to information available, the
only credible, reliable and quick to send your help is through
- Western Union (East) of the Democratic Republic of
- Name and address of the person who is responsible for
removing the aid sent: FR. Mpetshi Betshindo (Landu, No. 2)
- Loan amount requested: $ 12,000.
- Password when test question:
- Question: Rome
- Answer; SVD.
- After the transfer, which takes only 20 minutes, you
can send by mail the following items:
- the MTCN number.
- The amount sent.
- The name and address of the person making the
Union of prayers.
P. Timoteo Lehane, and Artienda Joseph svd svd
Former and current province of Equateur province visits Rwanda