Important notice - Queensland Courts

May 26, 2014 - Email scam. The Magistrates Court Service has been advised that numerous courthouses around the state have been contacted by members of ...
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Important notice Email scam The Magistrates Court Service has been advised that numerous courthouses around the state have been contacted by members of the public who have received an emailed “Notice of Appearance” that requests their appearance at a nominated date and time at the courthouse, and further requests they bring with them the documents attached to the email. The emails have been sent from random email addresses unconnected to the Queensland Courts or Department of Justice and Attorney-General, and appear to be spam, however it is unknown whether the email and its attachments are malicious. To err on the side of caution, if you appear to have received such spam, do not open the attached documents. Please contact the nominated courthouse to ascertain if there are any upcoming court appearances in your name. If you have already opened the attachments you should run a security scan of your computer and may wish to modify your email filers and notify your ISP/ email service provider.

Please note: This publication was produced prior to the current government.