An email scam that uses false notifications of disciplinary actions is targeting members of the State Bar of Texas.
Several Texas attorneys have reported receiving an email claiming a grievance was filed against them and that they have 10 days to respond. The email invites them to “click here” for more information.
The email is not from the State Bar of Texas or the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel. (The State Bar of Texas does not send disciplinary notices by email.)
If you receive this type of email, delete it immediately.
In June, we reported that attorneys in other states had received similar email notices purporting to be from their state bars. In those cases, the lawyer was instructed to click on a link to view the complaint, which loaded a malicious software called ransomware that blocks computer access until a sum of money is paid.