Consumer Alert: Court appearance email scam

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the Orange County Office of Communications and Community AffairsThe Orange County Clerk of Courts is warning consumers about an email scam where recipients are sent fake notices and told to appear in court.The emails, which are spoofed to look like an official communication from the Florida Courts E-Filing Authority, tell recipients that they must appear in court the next day at a specified time. The emails instruct recipients to click on an attachment for more information on the court case and the location of the hearing.Anyone receiving emails like this should proceed with caution, especially when clicking on links or opening attachments. The scammers are likely trying to get recipients to click on the links or open the attachments in order to infiltrate their computers for the purpose of stealing personal information.“Maintaining the integrity of the court process is always the top priority for the Clerk’s Office,” said Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell. “We want members of the community to be more aware of how the court system operates so they can better protect themselves from unfortunate scams like these.”Consumers should be aware that any official notice of hearing to appear in court will be sent by mail from the Clerk of Courts, State Attorney, Public Defender or Judiciary. Most importantly, the notice will not be sent by email.Recipients should also stop and consider if there is a valid reason they would be receiving a notice to appear before taking any action. Customers who believe they have received a fraudulent email can visit to search by name or case number to determine if a court appearance is actually required. TAGSemail scamOrnge County Clerk of the Court Previous articleWill four issues impacting the natural gas industry also impact the consumer?Next article$1.5 million available to farmers for water conservation projects Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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