Don’t Worry! Alison Solis Does NOT Need you in Court in New ‘Federal Law’ Scam
Email scams are getting more and more harder to tell if their fake. Your first gut feeling is usually correct and, as always, don't open anything unusual, but still Is saw this email come through and knew it had to be fake for reasons I'll tell you soon, but I'm not the only one who has gotten this email.
It starts by saying you're suspected of violating Federal Law until Title 16 USC 8763. Actually, here's literally what it says.
Hereby we inform you that you are suspected of violating of the Federal Law under Title 16 USC § 8763.
Violating of the Federal Law huh. Interesting use of grammar there.
It goes on to say when the hearing will be, in this case (and assuming all cases of this scam) 3:30 p.m. in courtoom 6B and lists case number 3100-556051167. It's all made up, of course. This next sentence from the email is especially hilarious.
In case you or your attorney are not able to attend to the court on the mentioned day, please inform us by sending a respond here with the specified reason reason for abscence. You have to respond not later than 10 workdays before the day of hearing.
Again with the perfect English. Please inform us by sending a respond here. Yeah, okay. Also, absence is misspelled. The rest tells you to click the links which, of course, that's when the scam takes place. It links to some sort of online banking as shown when you hover over the link before clicking. It's apparently from one Alison Solis, Chief Secretary Prosecutor.
I knew it was scam up front because not only was it sent to my work email which I only use for internal work stuff but also, well, they sent me an email. If this was a federal court thing I would have received a letter. But, as you know, you can't click a link to get scammed by a physical letter in the mail. If you get this, don't click.