Prosecutors, Better Business Bureau concerned about email scam that orders people to court

Courtesy BBB
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 4:53pm

The Better Business Bureau is warning people to beware of an e-mail scam that includes a fake court summons and creates a virus on computers.

The Akron BBB estimates it has received about 10 complaints about the scheme over the last few weeks.

"Urgent court notice" is listed on the subject line and recipients are told they "are obliged to come as a defendant" to various courts.

However, when the user clicks on an attachment to get more information on the court case, some computers are infected with malware and people are suddenly at risk for identity theft.

If you receive one of these emails, the BBB says don't click on the attachment. Also, watch out for similar scams that claim you missed or are being summoned for jury duty.


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