All Americans should take heed to a stunning notice just issued by the Florida Supreme Court. Your financial well-being may depend on it.
Spokesman for the Florida Supreme Court, Craig Waters, wants people to know about a dangerous email scam in which fraudsters pretend to be the court and demand money. However, Florida courts “never send out real legal notices by email” and “you should check further before taking any action” if you receive one.
By acting like an official authority and asking for payment for violating a court order, for example, fraudsters steal hard-earned money from people who want to do the right thing. Fear is a powerful tool, and it’s unfortunately effective far too often.
This email scam is similar to phone scams occurring nationwide, in which scammers — oftentimes from out of the country — co-opt a local phone number to appear legitimate and then make dubious demands. And many of us have recieved calls from someone claiming to be the IRS, a common trick used by fraudsters to prey upon honest people. No matter the tactic, however, Americans must remain vigiliant to avoid becoming the next victim.
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