It’s hard to pass a full day without receiving at least one scam attempt in your email inbox. While many of the scams are obviously fake or poorly targeted — for example, an alert for a bank you don’t use — they’ve been growing steadily more sophisticated. Indeed, there are even a number of scams that have been very carefully targeted at lawyers.
How do you avoid falling victim to these scams? For the legal-specific threats, LawPRO’s AvoidAClaim blog is a great source of information. For the more general scams, keep an eye on ScamTrends. Both blogs regularly post screen shots and detailed information on the fraud attempts currently making the rounds.