Fake Court Summons is Really a Phishing Scam

By: kktv
By: kktv

Folks in southern Colorado are getting notifications to appear in court, the only thing is, they're fake. The real purpose behind them may be to steal your personal information.

City officials in Colorado Springs say the fake notices are being delivered via email with the subject line "Notification of Appearance in Court." Real notices from the Municipal Court are not sent via email.

If you are not sure if an email has been sent by the city, check the email address. They will be from a @springsgov.com address.

Links in the fake notices are likely to contain malware that can wreak havoc on your computer and even make your personal information available to crooks. Never open links or open attachments that come from an unknown email.

People who think they have received one of the fake notices to appear in court can report the suspicious email to the Internet Crime Complaint Center by going to www.ic3.gov.

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