Someone attempted to impersonate my priest to get me to send money to him

Anonymous | 21 Feb 2019

Impersonation Scam
Received a scam email impersonating a priest in my church requesting for a favour. Scammer's email address is Rev Fr. John Sim
([email protected]). Knowing it's a scam, I asked for more details and this was the response:

Email from Imposter

Good to hear from you, How are you? I need to get some Cash donation for a cancer patient that I promised
her as a Help but I can't do this right now. Can you help me about it from any store around you? I'll pay you
back .
Let me know if you could get it so that i can tell you the amount ..
i need it as soon as possible
I would have called but my p hone is not available at the moment
Thanks,
God Ble ss You
Philippians 4:19 . "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."

Subsequent reply:

Hello
Thanks so much .. Total amount she need to get is ($800) from any store around you?
I will ask for her details of where you will send the money too ..
Please get back to me here as soon as you have that sent.
How long will that take you? Let me know around what time ? Because I need it soon as possible. Let me
know how you intend
to get your $$ back
Thanks You
God Bless Y OU

Subsequent email:

Hi
you will have to send the money to her Through Money Gram because shes in Philippines for her cancer
Treatment ...
Please will yo u kindly send the money as soon as possible??
after you sent the money you will forward me the receipt and you should also keep the receipt with you till
Sunday as reference...
Here is the details you gonna sent it too
Name..Kelly Elizabeth
country..Philippines
state..Manila
zipcode..100 0

When I asked for bank account number citing unfamiliarity with Money Gram, there was no reply (as yet).

Traced the IP address of sender: 209.85.220.65