Potential phishing scheme from fake IOLTA notice
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Posted by: Beth Warrington
The Kansas Bar Association was alerted to a potential phishing scheme involving Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts. The messages allege that the recipient’s IOLTA account has insufficient funds to pay an outstanding check and includes a .zip file attachment containing additional information, which is presumed to contain malware.
It is important to note that information regarding IOLTA will come from either your bank or from the Kansas Bar Foundation. Should you have any questions, please contact Anne Woods at email@example.com or Joyce Neiswender at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full text of a representative message follows:
Please see the attached Iolta report for 7448-1996.
We received a check request in the amount of $19,521.42 for the above referenced file. However, the attached report reflects a $0 balance. At your earliest convenience, please advise how this request is to be funded.
Chris Cisneros *
National Bankruptcy Services, LLC
9441 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75245
*Not licensed to practice law.
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