Email Scams

Warning Email Scams Targeting Members

Email scammers are targeting law firms across the country, and the Pittsburgh Legal Community is no exception. These scams and phishing schemes take on a variety of formats.  For more, check out the following Lawyers Journal articles:

Recent editions of “Tech Tips” provided by the ACBA Legal Technology and E-Discovery Committee are below.

Charity and Disaster Scams

For more than two years, the world has been faced with historic crisis events: pandemics, destructive weather events and wars, to name just a few. Unfortunately, cyber criminals prey on these uncertain times by creating a heightened sense of urgency to trick people into donating to fraudulent causes.  Keep the following “do’s and don’ts” in mind:

  • DO: Be very suspicious of any requirement to donate via wire, gift card or cryptocurrency.
  • DO: Conduct additional online research about the entity if you are contacted with an urgent plea for help.
  • DON’T: Don’t assume pleas from crowdfunding sites (GoFundMe, TikTok) are legitimate in the wake of a tragedy.
  • DON’T: Don’t provide personal or financial information when responding to an unsolicited request.
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