The Office of the Clerk of the Mississippi Court of Appeals reports receiving inquiries from members of the public regarding e-mails that falsely claim to have come from the court.
The suspicious e-mails state that the recipient’s complaint has been received by the court, and attempt to get the recipient to open a link or attachment. But the recipients have no business pending with the courts.
The Court of Appeals says it not sent any such e-mails.
It advises people who have no involvement in litigation pending before the courts not to open a link or attachment in unsolicited e-mail fitting this description. Opening such a link or attachment may download malicious software.
E-mails referencing the Mississippi appellate court appear to have been sent all over the country.
The Office of the Clerk of the Mississippi Court of Appeals has received inquiries from Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Washington.