Tag Archives: scams

New scam targets attorney through online member directory

Editor’s note: The State Bar of Texas publicizes scams targeting attorneys so that others may be aware and take precautions. If a scam has targeted you or your firm, please leave a comment below describing the scenario or tactics used. A Texas attorney, who recently relocated to Missouri, was contacted by a scammer seeking the … Continue Reading

Scams continue with fake law firm websites

Texas attorneys continue to be targeted by online scammers. Throughout 2017, there were several attempts to coerce people into sending money while claiming to work for real law firms. In a recent rash of scams, websites have been designed to mirror firms’ very real pages. But there are giveaways—and resources for verifying the not-so obvious … Continue Reading

Update on job scam targeting law office applicants

More victims are coming forward in a scam involving a fraudulent job posting listed on Indeed.com and other job listing sites. At least one person has suffered financial loss from the scam after providing the poster with gift card information. The job posting, listed on Indeed.com and other job sites, offered an office assistant position … Continue Reading

Job scam targets law office applicants

A recent job posting on Indeed.com and other job listing sites that offered an office assistant position with Bertha Gutierrez, P.C., is a scam. Applicants to the post received a response email claiming to be from Gutierrez that said, “Thank you very much for your application. We really appreciate you taking the time to consider … 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

Scam Emails Targeting Attorneys Making Their Rounds

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 on August 20th, sent through the Find A Lawyer messaging system on the State Bar site ...… 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