SCAM ALERT! This is an example of how criminals attempt to obtain your personal information, social security number, bank account information or gain access to your computer. If you receive an email similar to the one below DO NOT click and of the links embedded in the email.

In this case, the scammer is trying to play on your fears and emotions but giving you the impression that you are in some sort of legal trouble. The subject line of the email states Court Case #3294294. Before you start clicking links to see what you've "done wrong" pause and look closer.

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Take a look at the screen-shot below. This is an email I received recently and upon closer review it's a whole lot of nothing but initially it startles you. Don't panic and don't click any links. Here are some of the items to notice:

  • Title 16 USC 8763 - A quick search showed that this "title" appeared in several scam complaints
  • Hearing held next week. There is no date or day of the week.
  • Courtroom 6B - No address, city or State given
518 news, New York email scam
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In this email scam there are 3 different links the criminals want you to click, DON'T. This could lead to a virus on your computer or worse, access to your personal information. Delete the email immediately and be aware of the next one because they keep coming.

I looked back through my records and i received this exact same email in January and it appears this is a scam that has been sent around New York State for years.

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