The Australian Federal Police have sent out an alert about scam emails, purportedly from their organisation, requesting people attend court for a n offence. Photo: contributed
The Australian Federal Police have sent out an alert about scam emails, purportedly from their organisation, requesting people attend court for a n offence. Photo: contributed contributed

Federal police issue court scam alert

THE AUSTRALIAN Federal Police have issued an alert warning Northern Rivers residents that scam emails about attending court are being detected.

The AFP took to Facebook to share the news with police forces around Australia.

“Again, an email scam is circulating claiming to be from the AFP inviting you to attend court,” the organisation posted.

“There are several links in the email which may be malicious.

“Don’t click on the links - delete the email from your inbox and deleted items folder immediately.

“Remember, the AFP does not send emails requesting court attendance.

“It is vitally important that you do not give away any personal details when dealing with this type of email.

“If you’re concerned you’ve responded to one of these emails or about a call you have received, you can report it through the ACORN (www.acorn.gov.au) or to SCAMwatch (www.scamwatch.gov.au).”

If you have fallen victim or paid money to the scammers, please report it to your local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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