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District Court Warns Locals about Scam Emails

Upnorthlive.com reported on 8th July, 2015 stating that the Grand Traverse County District Court (Michigan, US) has informed people about a scam which has been going around for a couple of weeks now.

Upnorthlive.com published news on 8th July, 2015 quoting Carol Stocking, Court Administrator, as saying: "People have called court office informing about scam emails they have been receiving from someone claiming to be a clerk at the court office."

The emails contain a notice which asks recipients to appear in court with specific documents on a specific day.

Stocking says that emails contain an attachment which she suspects to be a virus if opened and the email does not ask for any money.

Stocking says that district court would never send any type of official document or notice through email. If at all, the court had to send a document, it would send through the United States Postal Service or through phone calls but never through email.

Stocking says that the court has received at least 10 phone calls complaining about this scam.

The case has not been reported to the police.

Stocking advises to delete the email immediately on receipt of the same in your inbox. The address of the sender of the email is Rene Hicks at a secureserver.net IP address.

Unfortunately, it is not only the District Courts in Grand Traverse County that are advising its residents to look for scam emails because similar apprehensions have also been raised by the Sheriff Office of Orangeburg County (South Carolina). The Sheriff's office wanted to inform the community about a possible email scam using the name of the sheriff's office.

A fake email purporting to be from the Office of Sheriff of Orangeburg County (OCSO), which has recently started circulating, is looking for cash for an anti-drug campaign for children.

OCSO is informing the community that Sheriff's office is conducting several actual summer campaigns for children but none of them involve any admission fee.

The email on 7th July claims to be from OCSO wants $345 to sign a child for purported unauthorized drug education for a period of one week. Moreover, the email is being dispatched from an American Online (AOL) account with reference to genuine website of OCSO.

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