Beware of Court & AFP Email Scam
The Federal Court and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have warned of a potential virus or malware threat in emails purportedly sent by the court or police.
The Federal Court and the AFP have been contacted by a large number of people who have received emails, purportedly with a subpoena to attend court at a specified time. The email also requires the recipient to click on a link to both the court address and case related information.
Neither the Federal Court nor the Federal Circuit Court nor the Australian Federal Police issue subpoenas in such an informal way.
These emails have not been issued by the Court and are fraudulent. Most importantly, anyone receiving such an email should not click on any of the links as they may contain viruses or malware.
If you receive this or a similar email, delete immediately. Anyone suspicious of scam emails can report the incident to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network. https://www.acorn.gov.au/
These scams continue to develop and change over time. If you ever have any doubts about a legal related email please contact Clifford Gouldson to discuss.