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SCAM ALERT: FAKE EMAILS PURPORT TO BE FROM BAR STAFF

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Scam AlertBeware, another email scam is making the rounds.

This time it’s fraudulent emails from spoofed email accounts designed to look like they are from The Florida Bar.

The email purports to come from Bar staffer “Arnell Bryant-Willis,” and is focused on getting people to engage in an exchange. If you respond to the email, you will receive another email asking the recipient to click on a “protected message” link, which will ask them to use their Florida Bar username and password to open the message.

Don’t do it.

These emails are not from The Florida Bar and several members’ virus detection systems have indicated there is a virus or malware in the message.

If you suspect that you have received a scam email that looks like it came from The Florida Bar, 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.

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