Court Summons Scam

    A scary scam is making the rounds in the form of email. A recipient will receive an email with the subject line reading “Urgent Court Notice.”

    The message will say things like “Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing.” Do yourself a favor and push delete right away. The email will tell you that you have a court date, it will list a place and a time but it’s fake.

    Once you download the attachment which will include the specifics on your case, your computer will be infected.

    The Better Business Bureau warns consumers that most courts don’t send summons via email, text message or phone. If one of these emails makes you nervous, call the court and verify.
    Another trick used by theses scammers is a sense of urgency. They want you to react right away. Don’t fall for it.

    If this scam sounds familiar, it is. It’s already made the rounds as a fake jury summons.


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