United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Claudia Wilken, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

Notice of Unauthorized "Spam" Emails Regarding Fictitious Hearings

The Clerk's Office has received numerous inquiries from individuals who have received "spam" emails directing them to appear for a court hearing in San Francisco. These emails, a sample of which is below in blue text, were not generated by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and do not appear to contain accurate information about actual court hearings. Any attachments to these emails may contain viruses or other malware. 

If you have questions about a hearing scheduled in a case pending in this Court, please contact the courtroom deputy for the judge assigned to the case.

Sample Email

From: Court Notice Orrick
To: [Recipient Email Redacted]
Sent: Thursday, January 2, 2014 11:19 AM
Subject: Notice to appear in court N#1473-558

Notice to Appear,

Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing that will take place in the court of San Francisco in January 17, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to Court on your hearing date.

The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter. Please, read it thoroughly.

Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.

Yours truly,
Margaret Smith
Clerk to the Court.