Tuesday 26 September 2017

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

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

Meadhbh McGrath

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

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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