With business and law firms eager to capitalize on new business opportunities, it’s no surprise that internet schemes are constantly evolving as those behind them continue to prey on the unsuspecting. We all know the story of the foreign dignitary who needs your help to obtain the $47 million he is owed, and by responding to his email with your Social Security number, he will give you a percentage. However, new forms of cyber crime, including ransomware, hacking and phishing, are being developed and implemented every day. Therefore, it is important to remember that these perils remain ubiquitous and we must share our experiences in order to help others avoid falling victim to similar cons.

When your firm has a website, its overall goal is usually to attract prospective clients, provide information about your practice and hopefully entice that person to call your office and ultimately become a new client. Essentially, your website is a huge net and you’re trying to catch that big fish. But what happens when that potential new client, that big fish, turns out to be a phishing scam instead?

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