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Email scam asks recipients to appear in court

ATLANTA (WTOC) -

The Administrative Office of the Courts has receive emails and calls informing recipients that he or she is being charged with software copying crimes and a date has been set with an unspecified court in Georgia.

These emails are a scam. Recipients are asked not to open the attachment accompanying the emails as they may contain a virus or other malware.

The body of the email may read similar to:

Warrant to appear,

Please be informed that you are expected in the Court of Georgia on February 2nd, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. where the hearing of your case of illegal software use will take place.

You may obtain protection of a lawyer, if necessary. Please bring your identity documents to the Court on the named day. Attendance is compulsory.

The detailed plaint note is attached to this letter, please download and read it thoroughly.

Court clerk,

BOLTON Vincent

Clerk to the Court

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