The Court has been informed of a new phishing scam that is making its way around the Internet. In this scam, an e-mail is sent from JuryDuty@donotreply.gov informing the recipient that he or she has been selected for jury duty and needs to appear at the Federal Courthouse within three weeks. The e-mail contains a link that allegedly has additional information. A sample of the e-mail can be found below.
Phishing involves using e-mail purporting to be from a reputable company or organization in an attempt to obtain your personal information, such as social security number or credit card information, or to infect your computer with malware.
These e-mails are not from the Court. You should not respond to them, nor should you click on any links contained in the e-mail. If you receive such an e-mail, please do not contact the Court. You may delete the email.
From: JuryDuty@donotreply.gov [mailto:JuryDuty@donotreply.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:50 AM
To: Terri Applegate
Subject: You are summoned for Jury Duty for a Federal Case
You are summoned to appear for Jury Duty for a Federal Case.
You are hereby notified your name was selected from current tax payers in your County,
and that you need to appear within 3 weeks from now at the Federal Courthouse.
Please bring two types of Identification with you, preferably your drivers licence as one of these.
Note, if you do not appear, you will automatically be fined. Here is more information about the case, case number:
Clerk Of The Court