The Diocese of Grand Rapids is warning of a potential scam which involves someone posing as a representative of the diocese and making phone calls asking for donations for "victims of the Haitian hurricane."

The Diocese of Grand Rapids warned about the scam today on Facebook after the caller contacted an individual parishioner asking for money.

The call was not placed by an employee of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. The diocese says staff members will never make calls to individuals asking for such funds.

The diocese is asking anyone who receives a similar call to contact the communications office at 616-551-5629.