Manila, Jan. 15 -- An official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines on Wednesday warned the faithful against scammers who are using names of some bishops or their dioceses.

Fr. Marvin Mejia, CBCP secretary-general, urged the public to be very vigilant against this scheme of unscrupulous individuals asking donations supposedly for projects of the church.

"Beware of a scam going on, targeting some bishops and their contacts: scammers asking donations for some bogus projects in the dioceses by fraudulently using the name of some bishops or his diocese," Mejia said in a statement.

Mejia cited the case of Kidapawan Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo, who reported to the CBCP about the fraudulent act using his name.

"Bp. Jose Colin ...