A letter from Anne Marie Cox, Office of Communication for the Diocese of Des Moines, warned that there is a phishing scam email going around, where the sender is posing as Bishop Joensen.

“If you should happen to receive it, please do not respond and delete it immediately. You should never receive a request like this from Bishop Joensen,” she said.

“In addition, it has come to our attention that there may be a phishing scam of someone representing Msgr. Frank Bognanno, in which the person is asking for money. Please delete such fraudulent email,” she added.