TO: PRIESTS AND RELIGIOUS
Dear Monsignor, Rev. Father, Rev. Deacon, Rev. Religious Superior,
RE: IDENTITY THEFT
There is an imposter who has written to a number of convents requesting to be accommodated in different countries overseas. He uses my name in order to gain favours. This is an identity theft pure and simple. I have not made any request for assistance or accommodation and I do not plan to travel.
The imposter has also fabricated a false e-mail address.
I do not think that the identity thief necessarily seeks accommodation at overseas convents; he in all probability seeks a letter of confirmation of accommodation in order to get a visa to travel abroad.
Kindly be warned of the many scams that are going around.
+Buti Tlhagale o.m.i.
Archbishop of Johannesburg