Scammers Targeting Mainers with Emails Regarding Mandatory Court Attendance
While taking a look at my email, I stumbled upon a message that resembled a subpoena, instructing me to appear in court, immediately!
At first, panic swept over me, because duh. But very soon I figured that it was nothing more than a fraudulent scheme.
You won't catch me off guard again because my spouse and I had an unfortunate encounter with hackers not long ago, and it was far from funzies.
We now comprehend the gravity of such situations and how easy someone can be deceived when scammers possess all the right information and persuasive tactics to catch you like the sharks they are.
So this most recent scam that is circling the waters is via email and has to do with court.
The sender/lawyer is Vincent G. Baker and he has nothing better to do with his life than scam people and I have to warn you.
This faux mobsters alias is the same as the lead in "My Cousin Vinny." Maybe he's a fan and a wanna be mobster/lawyer?
He states in the message that if I do not attend this mandatory court hearing, the Judge may issue a warrant. There are some things to highlight in this email that will help you realize it's a scam.
First, they don't have the county name. If this were real, they would tell you exactly which court house to appear at.
Secondly, you have to take a close look at the senders email address. It is CourtNotice@BM-Lawfirm.com. This is not a secure site because it's a .com.
Anyone can obtain a website with a ".com."
Third, always research the sender. Head on over to Google and type in the name. As soon as you do this for this specific character, you see SCAM SCAM, right away.
Make sure to always notice misspellings or grammatical errors. For example that capitalized the "C" in the word court.
Always make sure to stay vigilant and never click on the link that is sent if you have any doubts or questions about the email.
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