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Old 04-03-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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I received an e-mail from "Notice to appear in court".

There is an attachment "Copy of the Court Notice"
(do not open attachments to e-mails unless you are sure who the sender is.)

The body reads:
"Notice to appear,

Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled
to appear for your hearing that will take place
in the court of Grand Prairie in June 15, 2014 at 09:30 am.

Please bring all documents and witnesses relating
to this case with you to court on your hearing date.

Please, download the copy of the court notice
attached herewith to read the details.
Note: The case may be heard by the
judge in your absence if you do not come.

Yours truly,
LOWE Hodges
Clerk of court"

Again, this is a phishing alert. A court will not use e-mail as a court summons.



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Old 04-03-2014, 02:03 PM   #2
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Jeeze.
My email is like my phone-I don't answer it unless I know the sender.
You're right, any official type of notice will be through snail mail.
Thanks for the heads up.



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Send him a fake check laced with anthrax.........And Ps thank you very much for the up and up................

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Been seeing an increase in these types of emails with attachments. I just hit the 'mark it as junk' button and then the delete button. Just in the last week form the Better Business Bureau, American Express, one similar to yours, and another 10 or so with supposedly zip file attachments from all kinds of places.

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I reported it to my ISP.



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