Queenslanders are being warned about a fake jury duty email in circulation that asks for people’s personal details.
The email scam tells people they have been “chosen to participate in a court proceeding as a juror”, then asks them to click on a dodgy link to fill in their details.
“As an Australian citizen, contributing your own quota to the justice system is very important,” the email reads.
“Click on the link to register your information in order to get a jury number.”
The Department of Justice and Queensland Police alerted people to the scam on Wednesday and urged them not to click on the link if they are sent the email.
Juror email scam: Queensland Courts send paper notices to
prospective jurors, not emails. Don’t click on the link if you receive an email
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— JusticeQLD (@justiceQLD) July 24, 2018
In Queensland, anyone asked to complete jury duty is sent a paper notice in the post – not via email.