Court let­ter spam

Isis Town and Country - - News -

WHAT do Aus­tralia Post, FedEx, eBay and our court sys­tem have in common? A lo­cal res­i­dent re­ceived a shock when a “no­tice to ap­pear” landed in her email in­box last week. The email con­tained an at­tached zip folder con­tain­ing a “copy of the court no­tice” and was signed “Clerk to the Court”. Queens­land Courts said the emails had been sent from ran­dom email ad­dresses un­con­nected to the Queens­land Courts or Depart­ment of Jus­tice and At­tor­ney-Gen­eral and ap­peared to be spam. Queens­land Courts ad­vised re­cip­i­ents not to open the at­tached doc­u­ments and con­tact their lo­cal court­house. “It is un­known whether the email and its at­tach­ments are ma­li­cious,” the rep­re­sen­ta­tive said.

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