The Massachusetts Bar Association urges Massachusetts attorneys
to be vigilant about recent scam reports involving IOLTA
There have been numerous e-mail messages sent bearing a forged
return address. The messages allege that the recipient's IOLTA
account has insufficient funds to pay an outstanding check and
includes a .zip file attachment containing additional information
There is a strong possibility that these messages are part
of a broader phishing attack targeted to legal professionals.
The full text of a message includes:
"Please see the attached Iolta report for 7448-1996.We
received a check request in the amount of $19,521.42 for the above
referenced file. However, the attached report reflects a $0
balance. At your earliest convenience, please advise how this
request is to be funded."