Court E-Mail Scam

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The court has received reports of fraudulent e-mails and phone calls that appear to come from court employees. Often, the sender demands money or personal financial information, or directs the reader to open an attachment. The message may look like this:

 

Notice to Appear,

You are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for a hearing that will take place on [mm/dd/yyyy] at 9:00 a.m.  Please bring all documents and witnesses with you to court.

A copy of the court notice is attached.  Please read it thoroughly.

Note: If you do not attend the hearing, the judge may hear the case in your absence and enter judgment against you.

Sincerely,

Clerk of Court/Court Secretary

 

If you receive a message like this, do not open the attachment. Instead, contact the U.S. District Court immediately. Remember, this court will not request money or your personal financial information over the phone.  The Administrative Office of the United States Court has more information on this topic.