Notice of Known Phishing Attempts and Email Scams

The State Bar of New Mexico has experienced a number of phishing attempts and email scams. (Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.) The State Bar of New Mexico takes online security very seriously. Though we have not encountered any security issues with compromised data, we are exploring extra online security measures and we are investigating the situation. 

Below is a list of some of the phishing attempts/email scams that we are aware of. If you need help authenticating an email, please contact the State Bar at 505-797-6000 or sbnm@nmbar.org.

Youth Soccer Solicitation (May 7, 2019)
Some members received an email solicitations for a youth soccer team. This incident was limited to one employee, who against policy and his training sent out an unauthorized email solicitation.  No information was disclosed, suspected to be disclosed, nor did it involve any demographic data. For more information, contact rspinello@nmbar.org.

Notice of Go Fund Me Email Scam (March 4, 2019)
The State Bar is investigating an email scam that comes from a fake State Bar email (info@nmbar.org) that claims to be raising funds through an online fundraising website “Go Fund Me.”