Tag Archives: fraud

AG’s office warns public about IRS scams

Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning Texans to beware of a tax-related scam preying on individuals as the April 18th income tax deadline approaches. The scam involves unsolicited phone calls from individuals who claim to be Internal Revenue Service agents, according to a press release issued by the Office of the Attorney General. The scammers … Continue Reading

Jury duty scam spreading across Texas

September 29, 2016, update: Jury duty scams continue to spread across Texas. A Houston attorney was a recent victim of the fraud, sending $1,000 to scammers after he received a message claiming there were warrants out for his arrest for missing jury duty. Read more in the ABA Journal. Earlier: Counties across Texas are reporting recent attempts where scammers call … Continue Reading

Attorney fraud alert: Don’t let fake clients scam you

Texas lawyers continue to lose trust account funds to scammers posing as clients. Attorneys should be extra-vigilant for scams of this type, and never issue a check from a trust account until deposited funds have been collected. Matters involving bank fraud are investigated by the Secret Service. If you are targeted, contact an office in … Continue Reading

Annual Meeting session to explore Dewey & LeBoeuf fraud case

A recent highly publicized fraud case against longtime members of the New York legal profession will be the focus of a session at Annual Meeting next week. “The People v. Dewey LeBoeuf: Prosecuting and Defending Individual Responsibility for Corporate Mismanagement,” a program hosted by the State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section, will … Continue Reading

Disciplinary notice email scam targeting attorneys

State Bars across the country are receiving reports of an email scam targeting attorneys using false notifications of disciplinary actions. So far attorneys in Alabama, California, Nevada, Georgia, and Florida have reported receiving emails that pose as a disciplinary notice from their state bar. In the emails, the lawyer is instructed to click on a … Continue Reading

New scam email targeting attorneys

On May 20, the State Bar received a call and an email from an attorney in McKinney about a scam email that he received on May 18. He also reported that there are posts from lawyers in California and Florida stating they have received identical inquiries and attachments.… Continue Reading