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Scam Alert

Dear Colleagues:
We would like to remind Bar members to be diligent when it comes to recognizing scam emails.
A recent scam that has been brought to our attention involves a request for follow up information. The email states to check your junk/spam folder for a secure email and to follow the instructions within by June 9th. The Rhode Island Bar Association does not send emails of this nature.
Other phishing scams to be aware of involve emails, purportedly sent from me as Bar President or other officers, circulated to several members of the Bar. If you receive an email from myself or another officer that you were not expecting and which comes from a strange email address (the emails are spoofed, but if you hover over the sender's name you can sometimes see that the address does NOT actually belong to the sender), please do not respond to the email or click on any links; delete the email immediately. These emails often ask the person receiving the email if they are "free at the moment." When the receiver responds, the scammer asks the receiver to procure several gift cards for the sender as a favor. Please be advised that the president of the Bar Association or other officers would never send emails of this nature to members.