From time to time, the State Bar receives notifications from attorneys that they’ve received scam emails. Here’s the latest one that is circulating this week, which was reported by a lawyer as sent through the Find A Lawyer messaging system on the State Bar site:
Attention:Counsel, We the management of BP Global | BP Oil company mainly in Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG),United Kingdom require your legal representation for our delinquent customers We got your contact through your Bar Association and after going through your profile, we are of the convinced that you are qualified to provide the legal services we require. We are of the opinion that the ability to consolidate payments from your country will eradicate delays due to inter-continental monetary transaction between the united Kingdom and your country. We understand that a proper attorney client retainer (Agreement) will provide the necessary authorization and we are most inclined to commence talks as soon as possible. Your consideration of our request is highly anticipated. Jessica Johnston Human ResourceS Generalist Recruitment Section Twickenham,(UK). www.bp.com …………………………………………………… Copyright (c) 2013 BP Global | BP All Rights Reserved Cc:Escot Mollah Esmahill Group Manager BP Global Oil
Attorneys should be aware of scams of this type. For detailed information on scams targeting attorneys, see this article by State Bar ethics attorney Ellen Pitluk, which previously ran in shorter form in the Texas Bar Journal.