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“Trust Me.” (Not)

No. 1,338 Here’s another one.  But they are getting more sophisticated.  Notice the ribbon on the upper left that says: “This message is from a trusted sender.”  Sounds like a Jedi mind trick. The object, of course, is to get you to click the link that says “verify”.  But you won’t, right? Don’t let this […]

Please Don’t Send Me Emails with Links

No. 1,306 A colleague told me recently that he had received an unsolicited email from an alleged jobseeker.  At the bottom of the page was a link to his supposed resume. You guessed it. My friend had fallen for a ransomware scheme and it was costly.  Lawyers are particularly vulnerable because there are client files […]

Don’t Click That Link; #Law Office Security

No. 1,248 I read not too long ago that most  hacking of law offices occur as a result of an employee clicking on a link in an email. Unfortunately, some of the bad guys have been getting very good at impersonation. Recently I received two emails supposedly from a well-known national retailer. The layout was […]

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 40 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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