The State Supreme Court is warning Florida residents of phone and email scams that hope to scam people into paying money.
A news release sent Friday says the scams appear to heavily target those with limited English-language skills, the elderly, health-care workers and relatives of people who recently died.
Court officials are advising state courts in Florida to not make initial contact with individuals via email or phone to request a court appearance or pay money. For these things, people should either be told in person or through regular-delivery mail.
One scam emails health care workers about a "Health Care Service Violation."
A separate phone scam targets Spanish speakers in South Florida.
A third involves heirs of an estate who must pay an upfront "tax" to receive payment.