Spam Alert: Notice of appearance in Court #000469221

Straight from my junk mail folder comes this email "Notice of appearance in Court" complete with a .zip file attachment that, allegedly, is the court order.

I don't know about you, but the only time I've been in a court is as a potential juror but still I can tell there are several issues that should tip you off that this is spam and likely infected with something nasty.

  • A lack of specifics:  Other than the "Court #'" referenced in the subject line there's no indication of court case this is about. There's also no court name or address
  • It's addressed to my email address; there's no mention of my name. When I get a jury duty notice, my full name is there.  And, it's mailed to my home, not emailed to my work.
  • The attachment is a .zip file.  That's a dead giveaway that this is trash and should be immediately deleted.

If this email came to your inbox, would you recognize it as spam and delete it?  I sure hope so!

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