Check twice if you get an email from the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The Clerk of Appellate Courts office is reporting a scam email is making the rounds. The note tells recipients that their claim has been received.
The public should be aware that these emails are not coming from the Minnesota Judicial Branch of the appellate courts. Official court communications are sent by U.S. mail or by a phone call. The branch recommends not opening and not responding to any suspicious email.
Below is an example of the scam emails making the rounds:
FROM: Minnesota Court of Appeals [firstname.lastname@example.org] Mon 2/3/2014 8:46 PM Pretrial notice Hereby we confirm that your complaint has been received together with enclosures dated January 30, 2014. The complaint will be reviewed in court in the nearest possible time based on the documents and information you have previously provided. You do not have to be present at trial in person if the Court does not suggest otherwise. Please use this link to check your complaint once again and confirm it. If we do not get your confirmation the claim will be cancelled. You will be further notified without delay of any judgement delivered in regard to your complaint. Sincerely, Court secretary