Warning: Phony e-mail notices to appear in court

24 June 2014

Warning: Phony e-mail notices to appear in court

The public has been receiving e-mail messages that masquerade as an official notice from the court. This e-mail is a phishing message, which means that the link contains a virus that is loaded on your computer after it is opened and is designed to steal personal information such as passwords from your computer. If you receive such an e-mail, DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY. If you already have opened the attachment, it is recommended that a complete virus scan on your computer be run.  If you would like to verify that you should appear in court, please contact your local court clerk's office.

Here is an example of what the message may look like:

From: Notice to Appear
Subject: Notice of appearance in court
Notice to Appear,
Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to Court on your hearing date. The copy of the
court notice is attached to this letter.