Did you recently get an email saying you were being summoned to court? If so, be very careful.

About The Email

I actually got this unusual email earlier today. It said I was being summoned to court for "Violating the Federal Law under Title 16 USC 8763." It even listed a case number and said a hearing would be taking place and specified the date and courtroom where it would be held.

It's A Scam, Fam

Obviously I felt this was highly suspicious due to the fact, that as far as I know, I'm not a criminal nor am I engaging in any criminal activity. ... I mean, other than speeding around town a little bit too much.

So, after deciding this was sus, I started doing a little research. I found out that this is, in fact, a scam.


If you receive/received this email DO NOT click on any of the links. The links carry harmful ransomware. As a matter of fact this particular scam/email has been going around since 2014.

What It Looks Like

To keep you in the loop, I've screenshotted the email, so you know what you're looking out for. The subject line of the email says "Court Summons."

Andi Ahne
Andi Ahne

It's not just going to personal emails. It's going to work email accounts, so be VERY careful.

Future Reference

If you ever get an email that you're unsure of, DON'T OPEN IT. Do a little research, ask around, but never click on links. If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, it's probably a duck. -- That's a saying, right?

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