Pretrial Requirements (phishing scam / virus)

This is a dangerous type of scam message, one that arrives with an attachment that probably contains a computer virus. It attempts to frighten you into opening the attachment (which is deactivated here) by implying that you are supposed to appear in court and need to respond immediately to acknowledge the conditions of your trial.

Please share this important scam warning with your friends on Facebook or Twitter, and never open an email attachment that comes from an unknown source.

From: Stella alberto.battaglini0@alice.it
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2015
Subject: Pretrial requirements

Please read pretrial requirements in attached document.
Waiting for your reply

pretrial_requirements.zip

Shortly after the above message arrived, I received a second copy from a different email address, showing that the sender’s account in each case has probably been hacked and is sending these messages without the true owner’s knowledge:

From: Belle gioian3@alice.it
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2015
Subject: Pretrial requirements

Please read pretrial requirements in attached document.
Waiting for your reply

pretrial.zip

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