A Notice to Appear by Email-Fiction! & Possible Virus!

Summary of the eRumor:
This is an email alleging to be an official notice to appear in court.   The contains an attachment for the recipient to print to bring to court. 
 
The Truth:  
This is a hoax and the attachment could be a virus infection.   Opening the attachment could infect your computer.

Posted 12/24/13  Updated 04/14/14
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Notice to Appear,

Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing that
will take place in the court of Washington in January 9, 2014 at 11:00 am.

Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to Court on your hearing date.

The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.
Please, read it thoroughly.

Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.

Yours truly,
Nancy Mason
Clerk to the Court.



Other version:

Notice to appear in court,

Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing that will take place
in the court of Riverside in June 15, 2014 at 09:00 am.

Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to court on your hearing date.

Enclosed please find the copy of the court notice for the case mentioned above.
Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.

Yours truly,
PRUITT Blevins
Clerk of court

 

Other version:


Notice to appear in court,

Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing that will take place
in the court of Cincinnati in May 05, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to court on your hearing date.

The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter. Please, read it thoroughly.
Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.

Yours truly,
BLEVINS Rosa
Clerk to the Court.