Archive: April 16, 2008

U.S. Courts’ Notice: Invalid Subpoenas

U.S. Courts’ Notice: Invalid Subpoenas

The U.S. Courts’ website ( has the following alert:

Reports have been received of bogus e-mail grand jury subpoenas, purportedly sent by a United States District Court.  The e-mails are not a valid communication from a federal court and may contain harmful links.  Recipients are warned not to open any links or download any information relating to this e-mail notice.  The federal Judiciary’s email address is  The e-mails in question appear to be sent from a similar address that is not owned and operated by the federal courts.  Law enforcement authorities have been notified.

More information about the e-mail scam may be found in this New Jersey Law Journal article by Mary Pat Gallagher, "Businesses Hit With E-Mail Blast of Virus-Carrying Pseudo-Subpoenas," an excerpt from which follows:

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