Court email scam hits the state

A NUMBER of individuals have fallen victim to fraudulent emails, claiming to be from the Queensland Courts Services.

Circulated around the state, the emails request the addressee's appearance in court.

The Queensland Courts Services said the emails detailed a nominated date and time at a specific courthouse and requested the receiver to download and bring with them documents attached to the email.

The emails have been sent from random email addresses, not connected to the Queensland Courts or the Department of Justice and Attorney-General and appear to be spam.

It is unknown whether the email and its attachments are malicious, but receivers have been warned to avoid opening attachments.

If you receive a similar email, contact the nominated courthouse to confirm the details.

For more information, visit http://www.courts.qld.gov.au or phone your nearest courthouse.

South Burnett


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