Beware of "Urgent Warrant Issued" Department of Law Enforcement Scam
Jul 9, 2016
The email message below with the subject: "Urgent: Warrant Issued," which claims that the recipients will be soon served with the court papers due to non-payment after so many reminders, is a scam. The fake email message was sent by scammers to trick the recipients into sending them money by threatening legal actions. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message should delete and not follow the instructions in it.
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The "Warrant Issued" Email Notification Scam
From: DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT <attorney.danialwatson@ gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 4:08 PM
Subject: URGENT: WARRANT ISSUED
The case will be downloaded on Monday (July 11th 2016) and you will be soon served with the court papers due to non-payment after so many reminders. If you want to avoid these legal consequences we merely require you to get back to us with the payment
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