Court Administration has received several notices of spam email that falsely
claim to be from the Iowa Judicial Branch or a court official. The emails state
that a complaint was received, or court ordered restitution is due, or a trial
date with the Iowa Court of Appeals is set.
The public should be aware that the emails are a scam and are not
from the Iowa Judicial Branch. Persons receiving the email should not open or
respond to them or click on any links in the email.
The Iowa Judicial Branch does not issue official court
communications by email unless the recipient is a registered eFile user and the
document is clearly identified as a Notice of Electronic Filing or
Presentation. A Notice of Electronic Filing or Presentation will never ask the
recipient to send money, request a social security number, direct the recipient
to call a certain phone number, or advise the reader to download a document.