Hawaii Judiciary warns of email scam


The Hawaii State Judiciary said Thursday it continues to receive reports of email scams.

Emails purporting to come from Judiciary offices or staff are being sent to individuals worldwide. The most recent email scam claims to be from a bailiff and instructs the individual to vacate his or her premises and to click on a link for more information. When the individual clicked on the link, it reportedly crashed her computer.

The Judiciary advises the public not to click on links or respond to these types of email scams. In general, the public will not be contacted by the Hawaii State Judiciary for official business by email and the Judiciary does not summon people to court electronically.

Those who have received emails that they are not sure about are asked to contact the Judiciary Public Affairs Office at pao@courts.hawaii.gov or call (808)539-4909.

The Judiciary has also dedicated a section of its website to the reported scams at courts.state.hi.us/general_information/scam_alerts.html.