We have been informed of another email scam alert circulating to attorneys, particularly those who serve as District Bar Officers. This particular scam is a phishing scam in which the sender appears to be the District Bar Officer request payment be sent to him/her via overnight mail. If you receive a similar email, please do not reply or open any links. District Bar Officers will not ever email you regarding a request for payment. See the example below:
We have received a report of a scam currently circulating. An attorney will receive a scam email seeking representation to draft a purchase and sales agreement for a boat sale. The Idaho company they are claiming is making the purchase is in fact an Idaho company, however the email is not legitimate. If you receive an email similar to this, delete it immediately without opening the attachment or responding. This scam originally began circulating to target Texas attorneys. You can read the full synopsis on the State Bar of Texas’ Blog along with a sample of this scam email.