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Scam E-mail Announcing Arrest Warrant Targeting US Internauts
*Spam Filter Service News for November 12, 2014


A scam electronic mail has been detected circulating all over USA telling recipients they're about to be arrested, reported ksat.com during the end-week of July 2014. Telling that there's an arrest warrant the e-mail sender has got against the e-mail recipient's name, the message requests that the user call fast prior to the filing of a case in court, so he receives a settlement prior to getting into any problem either in his office or residence.

An individual Ashley Aguilar, recipient of the e-mail when she was in his office, stated that she read the message while it instantly made her think as to why she got it, what basis worked behind it. Ksat.com published this. Aguilar, however, dialed the phone-number provided inside the message and found the lady on the other side unable in giving her proper answers regarding the reason the notice was given her.

Aguilar stated that simply by seeing the lady's reaction as also the manner of her speaking style, she was able to tell that everything wasn't okay. According to her, that lady instructed her that she should transmit one $500 worth prepaid MasterCard that will stop the arrest.

Telling further about the fake e-mail scam, security analysts after studying it revealed that there might be one phony logo inside the warrants that represented some unknown district court of USA together with an assigned number for the so-called case as well as different charges. The scam characteristically instructed recipients for contacting at a number that would help obtain a settlement alternatively, wire-transfer cash for avoiding arrest.

The particular warrant, states a court official, is a fake. An authentic one wouldn't get served over e-mail else fax. Normally, a law enforcement official or U.S. Marshal would present it physically. Besides, the above isn't the lone fraudulent electronic mail scheme, which recently exploited the U.S. judiciary's name. For, during the 1st-week of August 2014, federal court officers cautioned about one e-mail scam that encouraged the public towards completing e-forms to get jury duty. A header showing "E-Juror Program" featured that e-mail, which carried grammatical and spelling mistakes while solicited confidential personal information.

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