Police, Judicial Agency Warns of False 'Court Case' Email Scam

The Douglasville Police Department shared a warning on the department's Facebook page today about a possible scam in our area. 

The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has received numerous telephone calls and emails related to emails purportedly informing recipients that he or she is being charged with software copying crimes and has a date with an unspecified court in Georgia. These emails have an attachment.

Please be warned that these emails are a scam and are false in every respect. For security reasons, recipients of the email are advised not to open the attachment accompanying these emails as they may contain a virus or other malware.

The body of the email may read something like the following example:

Warrant to appear,

Please be informed that you are expected in the Court of Georgia on February
2nd, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. where the hearing of your case of illegal software use will take place.

You may obtain protection of a lawyer, if necessary. Please bring your identity documents to the Court on the named day. Attendance is compulsory.

The detailed plaint note is attached to this letter, please download and read it thoroughly.

Court clerk,

BOLTON Vincent
Clerk to the Court

The AOC has received reports from other court-related agencies about the same scam. Given the national scope of this scam and the apparent large number of recipients, our office is posting this notice to warn the courts
and the public.


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