Email scam about Court Hearings…

I received an email this week from Owl “Online Watch Link” and was concerned to read about a scam perpetrated by fraudsters in which members of the public are contacted by email and notified that they have been scheduled to attend a court hearing. Specific dates, times and reference numbers are provided in the email, in addition to a link to an attached court notice. This link actually contains a virus which once opened, can access the user’s personal and financial information. Such emails have no connection with the Criminal Justice System and anyone in receipt of such an email should report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or online here. Constituents should be aware that there are also variations of this email which exist and so I urge them to remain vigilant at all times when opening their emails.

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