Heads Up Minnesota! Attorney Vincent Baker Is A SCAM Artist!
I got a notice to appear in court today from attorney Vincent Baker and my first thought was about how all of my nice pants don't fit anymore.
My mind immediately went to jokes because I have heard about this "attorney" named Vincent Baker and I know he's not a good dude. He's actually targeted several of my friends. You can read the email he sent me below.
WHAT THE EMAIL SAID:
The email came from firstname.lastname@example.org and said:
You have Notice to Appear in Court.
Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing at the county courthouse. Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to Court on your hearing date.
To view a copy of the court notice click here. Please, read it thoroughly.
Note: If you do not attend the hearing the Judge may issue a warrant for failure to appear in Court.
Vincent Gambino Baker, Attorney at Law
The first thing that stood out to me was his middle name. Maybe I've watched too many Netflix documentaries, but when I see the name Gambino, I immediately think bad news.
I knew right away that this was a classic phishing email, because I'm an expert at these types of things, and by expert I mean my company makes me watch a 3-minute internet security video every couple of months.
What Is A Phishing Email
The Federal Trade Commission explains, "Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. They may try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts."
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