On Tuesday March 21st, State Bar President McGhee reported that fraudulent emails are being sent out to bar members using his email address. The individual that is sending these emails is requesting payment information via email. These emails are being “spoofed” the individual is using an unauthenticated email server. These emails should be deleted as soon as possible if you receive one. No phishing links were included in the email. The State Bar and its Board of Governors do not request payment information via email in any circumstance.
If you receive any emails similar to the event described above please contact Mike Mellace at email@example.com .
The West Virginia State Auditors Office requested the State Bar send the following notification regarding fraudulent emails:
On March 12, 2017 fraudulent emails were sent to a large number of people with the subject “Private Message From WVSAO” including a “Click here to Login to view the document now.” link that takes you to a phishing website. The email address “Desk@wvsao.gov” was spoofed using a fraudulent email server.
If you received this email please delete it immediately. If you clicked on the link and entered any information please change your passwords immediately.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Kirk.Rector@wvsao.gov.