Ohio Disciplinary Counsel Scott Drexel warned of the dangers of email scams for attorneys in a recent article, “How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Email Scams.” You may read the article and watch the video on the Ohio Supreme Court website at www.sconet.state.oh.us. Click on CNO to view the article under January 23, 2014.
Although it would seem everyone would be aware of this scenario, the Iowa Supreme Court recently suspended an Iowa attorney for his conduct soliciting loans from current and former clients, promising they would receive a large return on their investments when his client received his Nigerian inheritance. Please continue to exercise extreme caution with any internet contact seeking legal representation. If you have ANY question about this, do not hesitate to contact OBLIC!