There is a new phishing scam targeting bar members across the country. The fraudulent email pretends to be a communication from the State Bar or Bar Association.
There are several versions of this scam. The most common are: "[state] Bar Complaint," "[state] Bar Association Past Due Notice," and "Lawyers and judges may now communicate through this portal."
In many instances, scammers pull names from State Bar or Bar Association websites to add legitimacy to their scam.
If you receive one of these fraudulent emails:
- Do not respond or open any attachments.
- Delete the email immediately. These emails likely contain malicious software or contain links to phony websites.
- If you think your account has been compromised, change your password immediately.
Contact the State Bar at 919-828-4620 to report the issue.