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Email Scam Uses Court Message

Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013

Some Judicial Branch district courts have reported calls from members of the public saying they received an email telling them they must appear in court.  The message, with the title “Notice to Appear”, contains the phone number of a local court and asks the recipient to open an attachment – a common tactic for scammers attempting to spread a virus or gain access to the recipient’s computer. Callers should be aware that the email did not come from the Minnesota Judicial Branch or the district courts.