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Weekly Edition - Published  21 March 2016


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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 individuals.

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 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:-

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:-


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