The Queensland Courts Service has been advised that numerous courthouses around the state have been contacted by members of the public who have received an email requesting their appearance at a nominated date and time at a specific courthouse.The email also requests they bring with them the documents attached to the email.
The emails have been sent from random email addresses that are NOT connected to Queensland Courts or the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, and appear to be spam. However, it is unknown whether the email and its attachments are malicious.
As a precaution, do not open or attempt to open the attached documents if you have received such an email. Please contact the nominated courthouse and ask if there are any upcoming court appearances in your name.
If you have already opened the attachments, you should run a security scan of your computer and may wish to modify your email filters and notify your ISP/email service provider.