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Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Fabricated "Order of Arrest" Scam 02-14-24

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A fake "Order of Arrest" document may be sent to victims alleging various charges, typically including "Failure to Appear" and "Contempt of Court." This scam appears to be targeting, but may not be exclusively limited to, those who are currently defendants in cases in the Eastern District of Texas. The documents include the names and signatures of actual Eastern District of Texas judges but are not actually issued by the court. In the example provided below, all names have been redacted.

Fabricated "Order of Arrest" Example

If you have been targeted by this scam or similar, please visit this page from the United States Marshals Service for more information and details on reporting the incident to the FBI: