Grand Rapids diocese warns of prayer for money scam

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids is warning the community about a prayer scam surfacing in West Michigan.

Diocese spokesperson Annalise Laumeyer says the caller identifies as someone from “St. Mary’s Prayer Center Ministry” and offers prayer for payment.

Laumeyer says some victims are mistakenly associating the scheme with the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids. Laumeyer emphasized in a Thursday news release that the “prayer ministry” is a scam and it’s not associated with the diocese, its parishes or schools named St. Mary.

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