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Media Release - UPDATED October 29, 2019

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Court e-mail scam UPDATED

  • October 29 2019
Media Release - UPDATED October 29, 2019

UPDATED INFORMATION:

The Midland County Sheriff's Office became aware of a scam last night where an official from Northwood University received a suspicious e-mail. The e-mail address was from court.notices@alertnow.com

The e-mail advised the reader that they had a notice to appear in court at the Midland County Courthouse. It advised the reader to click on a link to see a copy of their court notice and hearing date. The e-mail warns those that don't attend that Judge Carpenter may issue a warrant for them for failing to appear in court. The e-mail appears to have been signed by Sheriff Stephenson.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office wants to warn people that this is a phishing scam and to delete the e-mail if they receive it. We urge the public not to click on the link.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office only serves court paperwork such as subpoenas in person by a uniformed Deputy. We never send e-mails.

Sincerely,
Sheriff Scott Stephenson


ORIGINAL MEDIA RELEASE:

The Midland County Sheriff's Office became aware of a scam last night where an official from Northwood University received a suspicious e-mail. The e-mail address was from court.notices@alertnow.com

The e-mail advised the reader that they had a notice to appear in court at the Midland County Courthouse. It advised the reader to click on a link to see a copy of their court notice and hearing date. The e-mail warns those that don't attend that Judge Carpenter may issue a warrant for them for failing to appear in court. The e-mail appears to have been signed by Sheriff Stephenson.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office wants to warn people that this is a phishing scam and to delete the e-mail if they receive it. We urge the public not to click on the link.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office only serves court paperwork such as subpoenas in person by a uniformed Deputy. We never send e-mails.

Sincerely,
Sheriff Scott Stephenson

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