Scam: MI Court of Appeals emails are fake

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Emails from Michigan Court of Appeals are fake

LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) – A scam e-mail that pretends to be from the Michigan Court of Appeals has been reported in Michigan.

In one reported version, the subject line states, “Your complaint received.”

The message reads in part, “Letter of acknowledgement. Hereby you are advised that we have received your complaint. Shortly after we receive your complaint confirmation we will initiate a trial.”

The recipient is then told to click on a hyperlink to “confirm your complaint.”

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Williams B. Murphy said, “Please be warned: These e-mails are NOT from the Michigan Court of Appeals. This is a scam, possibly designed to load malware or spyware onto the victim’s computer. Do not click on the link.”

Similar scams have been reported in other states.

Murphy said if you receive this scam then report it to law enforcement and to abuse@michigan.gov.

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