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Watch out for fake jury phishing email

26 March 2018

The New Zealand Law Society is warning people to beware of an email which purports to be an invitation to prospective jurors.

The email, which is headed "Dear Prospective Juror" and to be a "Justice Department Invitation" (New Zealand has a Ministry of Justice) contains a link which recipients are invited to click on to register. It is likely that clicking on the link would expose the computers of recipients to a virus or hacking.

The email reads as follows (as sent):

From: New Zealand Jury [mailto:mroth@k12.wv.us]
Sent: [Date]
To: [Name of recipient]
Subject: Justice Department Invitation

Dear Prospective Juror,

You have been selected to participate in a court proceeding as a juror which is an opportunity for you to exercise your civic right and duty, contributing your own quota to the justice system. You are hereby summoned under the Jury act of New Zealand to attend a jury service. Click Here to register your information in order to get a jury number.

Good Luck

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Last updated on the 26th March 2018