Court Scam

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The court has received reports of fraudulent communications that appear to come from court employees, the U.S. Marshals Service, or other law enforcement organizations. Often, the caller threatens arrest, demands payment, or directs the reader to open an e-mail attachment that contains malware.

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 issue a warrant for your arrest and/or enter judgment against you.

Sincerely,

Clerk of Court/Court Secretary

If you receive an e-mail or telephone call that you suspect is fraudulent, please contact the U.S. Marshals Service or the U.S. District Court immediately. This court does not demand payment over the phone.  The Administrative Office of the United States Courts has more information on this topic.