Nothing stresses me out more than trying to decipher if an email is serious or just trying to waste my time with a scam. These days it's getting more difficult to tell if an email or even a phone call is fraudulent or not and I'm afraid that I'm going to fall victim to a hacker or scam artist one of these days.

I recently received an email scam that had me scratching my head for hours. First off, I know damn well that I wasn't in trouble, but perhaps I had an unpaid parking ticket? This left me completely boggled. Secondly, I was trying to determine if the email that was summoning me to court was real life or attached to a predatory website that's ready to attack at the click of a link.

The email read as follows:

Gazelle's Email

At a closer look, I could tell right away that the sentences weren't proper English and immediately flagged the email as a scam. For example:

"please inform us by sending a respond"

I believe the correct word you're looking for, Mr. Scam Artist is "response." This is just one of the red flags that began to catch my attention, but for anyone else who didn't stop to read the finer print, chances are they click on the attached link.

Finally, if you Google "Alison Solis," no one under that name pops up and I'm pretty sure that "Chief Secretary Prosecutor" isn't a real title anyway.

Plus, courts don't typically summons people via email.

Just don't click on anything that says you're "wanted in court" and you'll be just fine. A fair warning for anyone who might not be too technologically savvy, you're welcome.

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