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Thread: Yet another email scam or virus, I think.

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    Yet another email scam or virus, I think.

    This appeared in my email today. I'm kind of thinking I won't click on the attachment.......

    Notice to Appear,

    You have to appear in the Court on the August 31.
    Please, do not forget to bring all the documents related to the case.
    Note: The case will be heard by the judge in your absence if you do not come.

    The Court Notice is attached to this email.

    Regards,
    James Odell,
    Clerk of Court.



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    No indeed. No details given. Scam for sure.
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    We had a similar scam in San Diego recently - the news reporter interviewed someone at the court house and they said they NEVER communicate via e-mail. They went into the reason why, but I won't bore you with it.

    If you have a legal matter pending it is best to call your attorney directly or go down to the court house yourself. They may want you to forward the e-mail to them so they can track it.

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    Sounds like the robo phone call my brother received recently. Scammer looking for personal information.
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    Yes, I was wondering why they would be communicating with me via email instead of the U.S. postal system. Hmmmmm........

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    Federal, State, County, or City offices do not corespond via email out of the blue; this includes the IRS. The attachments that come along with this type of scam can either be phishing for personal information which they can obtain a profit from or be destructive to your computer. DO NOT OPEN!
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    I've gotten that one before too. But I just had a phone call from a live person stating that her records show that we've had our security system for 3 yrs. now and they wondered how well we like it. I went along with her and told her it was great! (We don't have one)....anyway, she tried to sell me an upgrade on it, and after about 5 "No, thank you's", I hung up on her......
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    wow, sounds very realistic - NOT!!!

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    Well that is weird. Good not to click on it. I got an email from my dtr-in-law in my comcast email which i hardly ever use. had a link in it. deleted it quickly.

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    I never open any thing with attachments-I made that mistake once. I got a weird one on the 17th-If they did not here form me within 24 hrs I would be arestid. I'm thinking if this came from a real official office that they would know how to spell. But I've never broken any laws so I would not have opened it any ways.

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    Great decision to delete, delete, delete!

    This is a silly attempt to suck people in, but is so easily determined to be a fraud. Your name is not even mentioned in the email.

    Getting us to open the attachment is the goal. And who knows what is embedded in the attachment or what it will do to your computer?
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    I keep a low profile on the internet, not Facebook or anything so I can't even remember if I ever got any scam sent to me. I was worried when eBay got hacked but then I have changed my internet provider.
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    Courts usually don't notify via email of cases.
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    FRAUD....same thing happened to me from a court in CA...I called the clerk...said they were getting a lot of calls. put
    these criminals in your block file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    No indeed. No details given. Scam for sure.
    I just gave a LONG reply to this but it kept telling me my response was too short; it had to be at least 10 characters. I knew it was about 2 paragraphs long, and I even added more periods to it but I got same reply. Don't want to try again. Suffice it to say - it's a scam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    This appeared in my email today. I'm kind of thinking I won't click on the attachment.......

    Notice to Appear,

    You have to appear in the Court on the August 31.
    Please, do not forget to bring all the documents related to the case.
    Note: The case will be heard by the judge in your absence if you do not come.

    The Court Notice is attached to this email.

    Regards,
    James Odell,
    Clerk of Court.


    I have received several of these and delete without opening. NO court would send you an e-mail like this, it would come in mail and if a summons person would deliver or registered mail.

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    I explained to a telephone marketer that they should not be calling me as I am on the "Do not call" list. A little while later I got an obviously taped call with a very loud voice telling me that there was legal action pending about me and that I had to ring a certain number. Don't really know why they bother as the number was international and the voice sounded foreign as well. It must have cost them more money than it was worth to try to get at me????

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    I've gotten 3 phone calls from someone reporting to be from IRS stating that I am being sued by the IRS and giving a phone # to call. Have never received a mailing from IRS and phone call gave no personal information. Needless to say I did not call, if IRS needs to contact me they can do it by mail. Then and only then, when I have verified the authenticity, will I respond. The scammers are busy this summer.

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    I keep getting phone calls from someone stating that the IRS is suing me and that I need to call "this number" immediately! How stupid do they think people are???

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    Hmm, your email spam filter should have caught that. I go in my Spam folder to check every so often and I had several of the very same emails in there.
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    Never open anything that you are not sure of. Uncomfortable with. If it looks different, too good, has an attachment, don't open it!!!! There are so so many things found in emails that are bad. It is always better to delete and risk the slim slim chance you are deleting something of importance.

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    not only would I think it is a scam.--It may be someone in your area trying to find out when you aren,t home --so that they could break into your home.
    I wouldn.t answer it either.

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    We have a real survey company constantly calling. But they never let it ring past 4 rings and never leave a message. Their number shows up as 'Novartis' and they actually took out ads on TV pointing fun at themselves. Don't know if the ads actually helped. I still don't answer their calls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    I keep getting phone calls from someone stating that the IRS is suing me and that I need to call "this number" immediately! How stupid do they think people are???
    No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of people.

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    Courts will never notify you by email..SCAM.......

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