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Beware of "United States District Court Deposition" Malicious Emails

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Beware of "United States District Court Deposition" Malicious Emails

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Online users, if you have received "United States District Court Deposition" email messages like the one below, which claim that you are to attend a deposition, and ask you to open the attachment in order to view details about the case, are asked to delete them. Also, online users should not attempt to open the attachment. This is because the email messages are fakes being sent by cybercriminals, and the attachments they contain are malicious.

The purpose of the fake and malicious email messages is to frighten and trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, by claiming they need to appear in court.

The "United States District Court Deposition" Malicious Email

United States District Court

Civil Action No. 6:15-145

You are commanded to appear at the time,date, and place to testify at a desposition to be taken in this civil action

This deposition will be recorded by this method: stenographically

It is extremely binding that you study the subpoena very closely.

This will state exactly what the process will be if you fall through to do what is bouden of you.

Find the attached document with all the case details including court location and primary information.

Password to open the attachment (scanned copy ) is 615145

This email is sent by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the Federal Judicary. The purpose o fthis email is to provide information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.

The malicious attachment contains JavaScript code that will attempt to download and install viruses, spyware and other malware onto the recipients' computers, if they attempt to open the Zip or compressed attachment.

Online users who have been tricked by the fake notice to appear in court email messages, into opening the malicious attachment, are asked to do a full-scan of their computers with the antivirus software installed on them.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • June 1, 2018 at 12:29 PM by an anonymous user from Portland, Maine, United States

    Got this 5/25/2018 from Neal Gamble- neal.gamble@uscourtsgov.com

    To melena@dinenna.com which is not me or my email address... scan_4962634.doc with a password to open. Civil case 6:15-145

    Deleted!!

    remove

  • May 25, 2018 at 6:40 PM by an anonymous user from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    Received the same email as above containing a doc file titled "scan20_96". The email was from "admin@digitalusa.com".

    Although went to the US late last year, I'm based in Australia. Haven't opened the attachment and blocked the domain. Annoying there's people who prey on others like this.

    remove

  • May 25, 2018 at 2:43 PM by info

    Received the same email:

    "From: Dorsey Harding <Dorsey.Harding@uscourtsgov.com>

    Sent: Friday, May 25, 2018 12:16 PM

    Subject: Re - Civil case 6:15-145"

    remove

  • May 25, 2018 at 1:20 PM by an anonymous user from Garden Grove, California, United States

    Thank you for providing the email address to forward malicious solicitations to.

    remove

  • May 25, 2018 at 7:01 AM by an anonymous user from Goor, Provincie Overijssel, Netherlands

    received it today, same domainname and also a .doc file. Im in Holland..

    remove

  • May 24, 2018 at 3:35 PM by an anonymous user from Combefa, Occitanie, France

    Got this e-mail today from Von.Mcdonal@uscourtsgov.com. The attachment is a doc file (scan_[my name].doc). I'm in France.

    remove

  • May 24, 2018 at 2:36 AM by an anonymous user from Tucson, Arizona, United States

    Got this e-mail today from Dominick.Rivas@uscourtsgov.com. The attachment is a doc file, not a zip file.

    remove

  • May 12, 2018 at 4:25 AM by an anonymous user from Preston, England, United Kingdom

    Ambrose Duran <Ambrose.Duran@uscourtsgov.com> sent mine to the UK !!

    remove

    • May 13, 2018 at 10:11 PM by an anonymous user from Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan

      Thank you for your information which helps me to identify this malicious spam!

      remove

  • May 11, 2018 at 3:22 PM by an anonymous user from Vancouver, Washington, United States

    Same email here, but honestly if a court wants to get hold of you they damn sure arent gonna send you an email...lol. Scammers will try anything.

    remove

  • May 9, 2018 at 11:15 PM by an anonymous user from Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia

    Received similar email from Orville.Kaufman@uscourtsgov.com to an email address of an unused (as yet) domain. Had attached word doc with a note in the email to use the included password to open the doc. Received in my spam folder. Have forwarded as requested to above, and haven't downloaded or attempted to open the attachment.

    I think one of the most malicious aspects is the use of the uscourtsgov.com domain, because without close inspection you could easily mistake this for a .gov address.

    Stay vigilant.

    remove

  • May 7, 2018 at 10:12 AM by an anonymous user from Houston, Texas, United States

    I received this SCAM email. It was put in my Junk file. I have forwarded it to the email provided above.

    remove

  • May 3, 2018 at 12:59 PM by an anonymous user from Denver, Colorado, United States

    This needs to put out to every one

    remove

  • May 1, 2018 at 9:22 AM by an anonymous user from Ogden, Utah, United States

    Who is Bernice Cockrall>cockrellbernice@hotmail.com and why are they still free to bother us?

    remove

  • May 1, 2018 at 7:48 AM by an anonymous user from Los Angeles, California, United States

    Senders of this email strike me as a very sick individuals. Thank you for your efforts.

    remove

  • April 30, 2018 at 6:52 PM by an anonymous user from Maryville, Tennessee, United States

    Just received the email says by Bennie Hale

    remove

  • April 30, 2018 at 3:50 PM by an anonymous user from North English, Iowa, United States

    Have recieved email from jergensonjocelyn673@outlook.com stating that I needed to appear in court for a deposition. Did not open attachment due to afraid of spam, malware and viruses.

    District Courts have to present the subpeona in person. The sender didn't even have a gov email.

    remove

  • April 30, 2018 at 3:42 PM by an anonymous user from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Received same request “From: Meagan Degrace <degracemeagan264@outlook.com>“ on this Date: April 28, 2018 at 4:46:40 AM

    Requesting me to open attachment but the first clue was the miss spelling of the word “What” which they misspelled it by using a “V”.

    And the wording of “If you fall through to do vhat is bounden of you.” Is not proper English. Also it is a request fromThe US system and we are Canadian so their jurisdiction does not apply.

    I have forwarded the email to you and deleted it. Thank you for your support.

    remove

  • April 29, 2018 at 10:13 PM by an anonymous user from Bangkok, Thailand

    Have just received this e-mail from Bob.Clayton@uscourtsgov.com.

    Word doc file attached

    This is one of the craziest scams I've seen in many years. Not opening and sending to trash. My e-mail host did not report it as Spam!!

    remove

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