Scam targeting attorneys reported in Michigan

A scammer claiming to have been referred “by the Bar Referral Services” has contacted at least one Michigan attorney recently. This is a scam and is not affiliated with the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS).

The State Bar of Michigan directly notifies attorneys participating in the Lawyer Referral Service about potential client matches, and attorneys have to be LRS panel members before they would receive a referral. Attorneys should treat emails from anyone claiming to have been referred by the State Bar as suspicious.

Michigan State Police recommend that attorneys who have been targeted in a scam contact the Michigan Cyber Command Center at MC3@michigan.gov.

Any attorney who has been targeted in a scam that other Michigan attorneys should know about should email hello@michbar.org after alerting authorities.

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