Law firms report recent scams in Michigan

Recent scams reported to State Bar of Michigan include situations where scammers targeted law firms by posing either as potential clients or party to litigation with a firm client.

In one case, according to the SBM, the phony client claimed he was sexually harassed at work and then wrongfully terminated.

The scammer indicated that he had signed a severance agreement and needs help enforcing it against his former employer, with all payments to be made to the attorney.

In another case, a scammer offered to make a payment to the firm’s client and sought bank/wire information from the firm.

The State Bar cautions attorneys to be suspicious of unexpected attempts to get their financial information.

Michigan State Police recommend that attorneys who have been targeted in a scam contact the Michigan Cyber Command Center at

Those who believe they have been targeted in a scam that other Michigan attorneys should know about should email after alerting authorities.


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