Attorneys need to be alert for a phishing scam that is happening around the country. An email comes from what claims to be either a local bar association or a State disciplinary counsel. The message falsely states that a disciplinary action has been filed against the attorney.

The recipient will be told to either click on a link or open an attachment to get more information. DO NOT DO THIS! Delete this email ASAP!

The links and attachments likely contain malware or a virus that will infect the recipient’s computer and capture all sorts of personal and financial information.

Any attorney who gets this type of email should contact her local bar association to alert them about the scam.