State Bar warns of fraudulent email scam

The State Bar of Michigan has received reports of a fraudulent email being sent to Michigan attorneys. The email claims to be a GoFundMe to raise money for “Bob,” allegedly the child of a member of the State Bar of Michigan. The email includes the State Bar logo. The email is in no way connected to the State Bar of Michigan and it also does not appear to be connected to an actual GoFundMe effort. The email includes the subject line, “Bob Campaign” and is sent from a gmail account that claims to be the “Federal Bar Association.” The email is a scam.

The State Bar of Michigan posts information about scams known to be targeting Michigan attorneys on its website at Additional information about what to do if anyone receives or is the victim of a scam is also available.

Anyone with questions or concerns about the validity of an email should contact the State Bar at


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