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Courts Service warns of spam email demanding €500 fine for failure to appear for juror service

Meadhbh McGrath

Published 30/05/2016 | 12:34

Laptop. (Stock image)
Laptop. (Stock image)

Members of the public have been warned to be vigilant against an email scam seeking personal details from recipients.

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A spokesperson from the Courts Service said the emails are "spam" and "could lead to fraud".

"It is a false instrument - designed to gather details about the recipient," he said.

The email claims that the recipient has failed to appear for a jury summons, and demands payment of a €500 fine.

If recipients respond to the email, a second one will be forwarded requesting their bank details.

"Providing such information is a recipe for fraud, and has been reported to an Garda Síochána," the spokesperson added.

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