Recently, we received a solicitation through a web site that sends referrals to my firm. The web site is run by a first-rate professional organization. That’s probably why I didn’t immediately reject this solicitation even though I should have.
Why should I have rejected the solicitation? Because it used the same odd wording as the scam emails that I receive daily. The emails are from people posing as prospective clients who are looking to scam lawyers. Several months ago I posted about one such solicitation that got written up in the American Bar Association Journal.
Instead of rejecting the solicitation, I responded as I usually do to contacts through that web site, by sending an email inviting the prospective client to set up a consultation. When a reply came back with more of the same wording that’s in the scam emails, my suspicions had already been aroused. I didn’t respond.
I get those scammer emails every day. I should have known the same junk would start getting to me through other methods soon enough.
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