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Thursday, September 21, 2017
The North Carolina State Bar has learned that a caller representing an entity named “Small Business Growth Alliance” is calling lawyers and telling them that their IOLTA accounts are due for audit. The caller falsely claims that Small Business Growth Alliance is authorized by the State Bar to perform random audits and tries to schedule the audits.
Posted in News Alerts
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The North Carolina State Bar has received inquiries from members of the public about letters sent to them by “Mason C. Donovan.” The letters indicate that Mason C. Donovan is a North Carolina lawyer practicing with the Charlotte firm “Donovan and Paquette.”
Posted in News Alerts
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The State Bar first alerted North Carolina lawyers to the compromised email wire instructions fraud scheme in April 2015. Unfortunately, over two years later, North Carolina lawyers continue to fall prey to this scam, causing millions of dollars of losses to clients and law firms.
Posted in News Alerts
Friday, January 27, 2017
We have received a report of a fraudulent attempt to collect NC bar dues over the phone via credit card. We do not solicit payments by phone.
Posted in News Alerts
Thursday, October 6, 2016
A new phishing scam targeting State Bar members with deceptive emails has the potential to corrupt computer files. The fraudulent emails pretend to be sent by the State Bar or a state bar association.
Posted in News Alerts
Monday, September 12, 2016
We have received multiple reports of an attempted scam using the name “Nathan Silver,” a London-based architect.
Posted in News Alerts
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Speakers on topics relative to the North Carolina State Bar’s regulatory mission are available at no charge for presentations in North Carolina to lawyers and to members of the public.
Posted in General News
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The State Bar has learned of a situation involving “spoofing” lawyers’ telephone numbers.
Posted in News Alerts
Friday, January 8, 2016
The State Bar is aware of two scams targeting lawyers: an email based trust account scam and a fake check scam.
Posted in News Alerts
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Recently the Bar received multiple reports of fraudulent activity relating to wired funds in real estate transactions, with losses as high as $200,000.
Posted in News Alerts
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