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Courts Warn of Email Scam

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The state Administrative Office of the Courts is warning Georgians about an email scam disguised as a court summons that may be targeting recipients with a computer virus or malware.

The suspicious emails are "purportedly informing recipients that he or she is being charged with software copying crimes and has a date with an unspecified court in Georgia," according to a news release from the AOC.

The emails include an attachment, which may contain a virus or malware.

According to an example received by the AOC, the emails use odd language and contain punctuation errors.

"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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