Scam Alert: Fake emails purport to be from Bar President Scott Westheimer
Beware, another email scam is making the rounds.
This time it’s fraudulent emails from spoofed email accounts designed to look like they are from Florida Bar President Scott Westheimer.
The email begins: “By way of introduction, my name is Scott Westheimer, President of the Florida Bar Association. The following requests have been provided for your firm. Kindly follow the information in the letter and complete the request at your earliest convenience.”
Don’t do it.
These emails are not from The Florida Bar or President Westheimer.
If you suspect that you have received a scam email that looks like it came from Westheimer, forward it to [email protected] and then delete it.
Lawyers are always advised to keep their guard up as scammers become increasingly clever in their quest to do harm.
LegalFuel — The Practice Resource Center of The Florida Bar, has additional resources available on its website to help lawyers recognize and avoid becoming victims of a scam.