Sun, Apr 17, 2016 4:46 pm
Re: Notice of appearance in Court #000957561
From: (District Court) firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice to Appear,
You have to appear in the Court on the April 23.
Please, do not forget to bring all the documents related to the case.
Note: The case may be heard by the judge in your absence if you do not come.
The Court Notice is attached to this email.
The email address is an obvious red flag. And the email was sent on a Sunday, when the courts are closed. Brandon Cohen has a LinkedIn page, indicating that he used to work at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. (Of course, I’ve never lived in Philadelphia.) The email has an attachment, which undoubtedly contains a virus. Still, I imagine this scam catches quite a few people, scared that they’ve missed some important court date.