A suspect scam is resurfacing in Liberty County.
“It is suspected that the email is being sent to bilk persons out of money,” Liberty County Clerk of Courts Barry Wilkes said.
He’s talking about an email being sent to Liberty Countians that purports to be a “court notice.” It claims the recipient has missed a court date and is asked to “prepare and bring the documents relating to the case to court on the specified date.”
If the recipient doesn’t show up, the email warns, “…the case will be heard in (his or her) absence.”
Wilkes said his office does not send electronic notifications to parties in civil and legal actions unless they have signed an agreement for that purpose.
“If a party fails to show up for a court hearing, this office, sends notifications to the party via U.S. mail, almost always by certified mail, return receipt requested, or, alternatively, the notice will be delivered by a deputy sheriff,” he said.
If someone receives such a notice, Wilkes suggests not opening it and deleting if from the inbox.