The Pennsylvania judiciary is warning the public about a computer virus that is being delivered via email, falsely claiming to be about a court case.
Court officials in York County reported that a resident received the email yesterday, and the same scam surfaced in Washington County earlier this year.
Officials at the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts say the email references an upcoming court case involving the recipient; however, the email is a scam.
Opening any attachment or clicking on any link in the message may trigger a malicious program designed to infect the recipient's computer.
The email is not from the courts nor is it about a court case. Pennsylvania courts do not send court orders via email, the AOPC said.
If you receive an email with a subject line such as "Hearing of your case in court" or "Notice to appear in court," the office recommends deleting the email.