SCAM ALERT – Be Aware of a Recent Scam Targeting People with Open Court Cases

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Florida has warned of a recent scam it has become aware of. Fraudsters will target people with open court cases and pretend to be someone else, such as someone from the clerk’s office, someone from the court, or possibly even someone else. They will reference information found in the court filings to make the victim believe that the request is genuine. Under this false pretense, the scammer will ask the person to pay money for a court fee or fine, typically through a service like Venmo or Zelle, or via cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin.

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Florida advises:

Here’s the press release:

Be safe out there.

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