The Florida Bar has been made aware of several fraudulent emails that are being distributed; one with the subject “Florida Bar Complaint - Attorney Consumer Assistance Program,” another “Florida Bar Notification,” and the latest “Lawyers and judges may now communicate through the portal.”
Do not click on any links contained within the emails and delete them immediately. It is suspected that these emails contain links to malicious software.
Example copies of each of these emails are attached below and can be viewed by clicking on the attachment.
The Florida Bar’s computer system has not been hacked; it appears that deceitful individuals are using members’ email addresses for malicious purposes. The Bar is asking its members to exercise caution and common sense when opening emails from unknown senders.
Members can report any suspicious email they receive to Abuse@floridabar.org.
For tips on protecting your computer from malware, visit the Practice Resource Institute webpage at www.floridabar.org/PRI.