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Alaskan Court Warns Internauts of State about Scam Emails

Newsminer.com reported on 28th April, 2014 stating that according to Alaska Court System, fraudsters are impersonating Police officials and court officers while attempting to dupe Alaskans into paying penalties to avoid jail term.

The cyber crooks have been emailing and phoning residents of Alaska and warning them about imminent court cases or legal problems because of which residents are directed to make a court appearance or hence pay a hefty fine to avoid jail-term.

Another scam email involving the courts is also making rounds in Alaska wherein fraudsters impersonating police officers wrongly inform general public through email that an arrest warrant has been issued for their arrest due to non-appearance for jury duty.

The crooks ask people to buy green dot money cards and answer with the activation code of the card to pay fines due to non-appearance. The scam states that if the penalties are not paid instantly then police will apprehend the individual from his/her house.

Officials said that there have been many reports of instances of such emails. They said anyone receiving such emails should not reply or click on any links furnished in the emails as they might be maligned with viruses.

The Alaska Court System in a recent statement said that it does not collect money from anyone who misses jury duty and does not send police to residents of people to collect unpaid fines for failing to serve-up as a juror.

Any individual receiving emails identical to those explained by the courts or getting a similar phone call should get in touch with the police authorities and provide the phone number of the caller.

It is alarming that not only Alaskan Internauts are being triggered by scam emails purporting to be from police officers but also unsuspecting residents of Tallahassee, Florida (US) are also being targeted.

TDP said recently that they have worked on several scams in which emails looking like court documents are notifying people about impending criminal charges against them and asking for payment in order to avoid further legal hassles.

TPD's Financial Crimes Unit reminds one and all to be cautious about such web based scams.

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