Notice to Appear in Court‏

E-mails entitled ‘Notice to Appear in Court’ are frequently received. They all include a virus

You may already have received such e-mails in your mailbox. They are all about the same subject. Those e-mails inform you that you are summoned to the court in a very near future. They also tell that you would be judged even if you don’t come the given day.

But these e-mails don’t tell directly why you have to appear in the court. If you want to know more, you must open an attached file.

But the attachment includes a virus. If you open it, your computer will be infected by a malware.

  • Do not open the attached file !

If you receive this kind of emails, do not open the attached file.

Simply ignore and delete these e-mails. If you already opened the attached filed, run your anti-virus software or use an online anti-virus in order to remove the malware.

A typical example of a “notice to appear in court” e-mail is as follow :

Lady Justice in court

Lady Justice
Credit : Retouched

Notice to Appear,
This is to inform you to appear in the Court on the September 08 for your case hearing.
Please, prepare all the documents relating to the case and bring them on the specified date.
Note: If you do not come, the case will be heard in your absence.
The copy of Court Notice is attached to this email.
Kind regards,
Zachary Finley,
District Clerk.

Some variants exist but the emails are all basically the same. Two other examples:

Notice to Appear,
You have to appear in the Court on the September 10.
Please, prepare all the documents relating to the case and bring them on the specified date.
Note: If you do not come, the case will be heard in your absence.
You can review complete details of the Court Notice in the attachment.
Regards,
Luis Gonzalez,
Clerk.

Notice to Appear,
You have to appear in the Court on the August 30.
Please, do not forget to bring all the documents related to the case.
Note: The case may be heard by the judge in your absence if you do not come.
The copy of Court Notice is attached to this email.
Regards,
Anthony Lambert,
District Clerk.

Name of senders also changes: Byron Puckett, Sergio Garrison, and many others

The scammer technique is to scare you with a court summons with a very short notice, in order that you rush to open the attachment, while wondering what could be the reason for such a summon.

Stay calm and as said earlier, don’t open the attached file to the e-mail

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