8 July 2016

The Federal Court has been contacted by a large number of people who have received emails, purportedly sent by the Federal Court on behalf of the Federal Circuit Court, subpoenaing them to attend court at a specified time. The email also requires the recipient to click on a link to both the court address and case related information.

Neither the Federal Court nor the Federal Circuit Court issue subpoenas in such an informal way. These emails have not been issued by the Court and are fraudulent.

If you receive one of these emails:

  • Do not click on any of the links as they may contain viruses or malware
  • Delete the item from your inbox and Deleted folder.

Image of scam email

Media contact: Bruce Phillips, Director Public Information, Federal Court
Telephone: 03 8600 3270 or 0419341506
Emailbruce.phillips@fedcourt.gov.au