Law firms report recent scams in Michigan

Recent scams reported to State Bar of Michigan include situations where scammers targeted law firms by posing either as potential clients or party to litigation with a firm client. In one case, the phony client claimed he was sexually harassed at work and then wrongfully terminated. The scammer indicated that he had signed a severance agreement and needs help enforcing it against his former employer, with all payments to be made to the attorney.

In another case, a scammer offered to make a payment to the firm’s client and sought bank/wire information from the firm. Always be suspicious of unexpected attempts to get your financial information.
Michigan State Police recommend that attorneys who have been targeted in a scam contact the Michigan Cyber Command Center at MC3@michigan.gov.

Those who believe they have been targeted in a scam that other Michigan attorneys should know about should email hello@michbar.org after alerting authorities.

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