Warning - Fake
'Court' notice emails
YET another email phishing scam is being sent out that
uses a hoax message designed to try and get you to open a zip file. DO NOT
open it! Often look exactly like you would expect a legitimate message from
your bank but some pretend to be from other businesses or official bodies.
This latest one we are aware of and it pretends to be sent from and carries
the subject header:- "State Court." It is also signed:-
"Wallace Blair, Court Secretary." In this case, this email it
clearly is not, but sadly it can still trick some gullible employees or
It can also be accidently opened when
rushing through your email messages. Always take your time and check all
files before opening any files. This one has not set off anti-virus programs
and filters, but the zip contains a virus!
This emails states:- "Notice to Appear, You have to
appear in the Court on the March 23. 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. You can review complete details of the
Court Notice in the attachment. Regards, Wallace Blair, Court Secretary."
It appears to have been sent via a Turkish email address
connected to:- akicihaber.com
If you get this email, please report it to the Police. In the UK you can do
this via emailing it to:-
Phishing@CityOfLondon.Police.UK. Your reports will then be
passed on to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and analysed to see if
they can be used as a part of Police investigations.
You can find out more about how to report fake emails and other scams, as
well as how to protect yourself, family and business via visiting:-