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Beware of Federal Court of Australia Subpoenaed Malicious Email Message

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Beware of Federal Court of Australia Subpoenaed Malicious Email Message

The Federal Court of Australia has been contacted by a large number of people who have received the email message below, purportedly sent by the Federal Court on behalf of the Federal Circuit Court, subpoenaing them to attend court at a specified time. The email also requires the recipient to click on a link to both the court address and case related information. But, neither the Federal Court nor the Federal Circuit Court issue subpoenas in such an informal way. These emails have not been issued by the Court and are fraudulent. If you receive one of these emails, just delete it. This is because clicking on any of the links in the email message will lead to viruses or other malware.

The Fake and Malicious Federal Court of Australia Subpoenaed Email Message

Fake Federal Court of Australia Subpoenaed Email Message
From: The Federal Court of Australia []

Date: 7 July 2016 at 9:12:58 PM GMT-f2
Subject: E-notification ref number - 3957956/96


The Federal Court of Australia uses information technology to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and accessibility of the Court.

You've been subpoenaed

A subpoena has been ordered to you. You have to visit a court to testify (*see Part B for details of order). The subpoena advises you to arrive on 19/07/2016 at 14:50. Factual date and time of your presence may be planned at different time. Please contact Harry Alcom for the time of your appearance.

Your Ref: Case Number: Our Ref: Issue Date:

47 - 757378/1 442393 46 - 53874/54 05/07/2016

Here you can get court address and case related information.

If you don't comply with a subpoena, a court may issue a warrant for your arrest, and order you to pay any costs caused by your non-compliance. A court may also find you guilty of contempt of court.

A Form 36 subpoena to produce documents or to produce documents and attend Court to give evidence mustbe Ned at leas! 14 days before the hearing date.

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