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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