Fraudulent Email Alert – July 2021
FAKE EMAILS PURPORT TO BE FROM THE BAR’S LAWYER REGULATION STAFF
The Florida Bar will not send any notices of complaints filed via email
Beware, another email scam is making the rounds.
This time it’s fraudulent emails from spoofed email accounts designed to look like they are from The Florida Bar.
The contents of the email say a complaint has been filed against the member and direct the lawyer to open an attachment or click on a link.
Don’t do it. These emails are not from The Florida Bar and if you receive such an email, the best course of action is to immediately delete it. Never open attachments from unknown senders. The Florida Bar will not send any notices of complaints filed via email.
Lawyers are always advised to keep their guard up as scammers become increasingly clever in their quest to do harm.
LegalFuel: The Practice Resource Center of The Florida Bar, has additional resources available on its website to help lawyers recognize and avoid becoming victims of a scam.
Original Florida Bar News Article: https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-news/scam-alert-fake-emails-purport-to-be-from-the-bars-lawyer-regulation-staff-2/
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