Have you recently received an email from "Vincent Gambino Baker, Attorney at Law" notifying you about an upcoming court appearance? If you have or if you do, do not click on the link in the email!

The scam email from "Vincent G. Baker" will tell you that you've been scheduled to appear in court and that if you don't show up for the hearing a judge may issue a warrant for your failure to appear. It also says you that you can read the full court notice if you "CLICK HERE".

The "CLICK HERE" is something you do not want to. This scam is what is called phishing if you didn't already know.

As defined by wikipedia.com, a phishing email is "the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication."

One of the countless great things about living in Louisiana is the fact that we are the only state with Parishes. Why is that great? Well, scammers aren't necessarily a thorough bunch, so they unknowingly give us a big red flag by using counties instead of Parishes.

If you get this email it is definitely a scam, so just delete it and empty your deleted folder and you should be OK.

Here's the email I got from "Vincent G. Baker".

TSM Staff