This is an ASAP alert about a spam court notice email that I literally just got.  It’s a phony email that appears to be coming from the “Clerk to the Court” in Anaheim, California.  It comes with a link that claims it’s a “copy of the court notice” and says the recipient should “read it thoroughly.” Do not open the link!

I found the general number for the Administrative Office for the Orange County Superior Court.  I told the staff member in that office who answered the phone that I’d gotten this email and she immediately said “is that the one with the N# number?”  I said yes and she said “it’s a spam”.  She asked that I forward it to her which I’ve already done.

If you get one, it’s a fake and forward it to JAG@occourts.org.  The following is the entire email so you’ll know what to watch out for.

  • It comes in with the url of:Clerk to the Court<identdep1223@aljadaanlawyers.com
  • The line under that address reads: Notice of appearance in court N#2512
  • The next line is the date: March 17, 2014, 12:54 PM

The body of the message is as follows:

Notice to appear,

Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing that will take place in the court of Anaheim in May 27, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Please, kindly prepare and bring the documents related to this case to court on the date mentioned above.

The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.  Please, read it thoroughly.

Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.

Yours very truly,

HOWARD RYAN

Clerk to the Court.

And then there’s the link to the phony “Notice of appearance.” Again, do not open the link!

The person with whom I spoke said they’d already gotten 20 calls about this email.