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Important Alert: Phishing Scam Targeting RIBA Members

We would like to remind Bar members to be diligent when it comes to recognizing scams.


A recent phishing scam that has been brought to our attention involves an email, purportedly sent from me as Bar President, asking the recipient to “follow the information in the letter.” If the recipient responds to the email, the scammer sends a fraudulent link to a fake letter. Please do not respond to the email or click on any links; delete the email immediately. Please note that the President of the Bar Association does not have a special "ribar" address.


If you receive an email from myself or another Bar officer that you were not expecting and which comes from a strange email address (the emails are sometimes 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. Other scam 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 would never send emails of this nature to members. We advise members to always be careful when you receive an email from an unknown sender.