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Friday, July 24, 2015

Advisory: "Notice to Appear in Court"

Received July 2015

>  From: "State Court"
> Date: July 23, 2015 at 11:07:01 PM CDT
> To:
> Subject: Notice to Appear in Court  
> Reply-To: "State Court"
> Notice to Appear,
> You have to appear in the Court on the July 31.
> You are kindly asked to prepare and bring the documents relating to the case to Court on the specified date.
> 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.
> Kind regards,
> Court Secretary.

We've had this scam reported on our network

You can read about such scams at Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/courtnotice.asp where the verdict is: 
Scam:   Malicious code is loaded onto computers via the e-mailing of fraudulent court appearance notices. 
Typically these have an attached "notice" that contains malicious code - don't open them. If you have any questions, report it to University Information Security at phishing@umn.edu

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