Email Phishing Scam Targeting Attorneys

December 2, 2016

alertWhile we have not heard of any instances affecting D.C. Bar members, we want to alert you to a potential email phishing scam targeting attorneys around the country.

The email currently being sent falsely notifies attorneys of a disciplinary action filed against them. The emails have claimed to come from the state’s office of disciplinary counsel or its local bar. Immediately delete these emails. Do not click on the links or open any attachments. If you do, your computer or device could be exposed to a virus.

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel will never send you a notice of an investigation by email and would never ask an attorney to click on a link.

For questions, please email Members Services or call at 202-626-3475.