The New York State Bar Association has passed along the following details of an email phishing scam that is targeted at attorneys.
The current email subject line says: “The Office of The State Attorney Complaint.” No such office exists in New York.
If you received the email, please delete it immediately. Do not follow any links or open any attachments. If you do, your computer or cell phone could be exposed to a virus.
The Office of the New York State Attorney General has issued a press release about the scam. Link: http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-issues-alert-phishing-scam-targeting-new-york-attorneys.
For more information about how the AG’s office handles complaints against businesses, go to: http://www.ag.ny.gov/consumer-frauds/Filing-a-Consumer-Complaint.