Jan. 30, 2024 – A fraudulent email scam is currently targeting State Bar of Wisconsin members.
A third-party entity has registered a deceptive domain,
member-wisbar.org, which closely mimics the State Bar’s official domain. This entity is sending emails containing malicious attachments, masquerading as communications from the State Bar of Wisconsin.
The State Bar of Wisconsin is committed to the safety and security of all members. In taking precautions, here are some key points to note:
- Email Origin: The fraudulent emails originate from the domain
[name]@member-wisbar.org. Please note that our legitimate emails come from the following list of domains: [name]@wisbar.org, [name]@elists.wisbar.org, [name]@mktg.wisbar.org, [name]@govrel.wisbar.org.
- Malicious Attachments: The emails may include attachments or links that are harmful if opened or clicked. These could potentially lead to malware infections or data breaches.
- Content: The content of these emails might seem convincing and may reference legal topics or offer resources that appear relevant to our members.
Immediate Actions Recommended:
- Verify Sender Information: Always check the sender’s email address before opening any email.
- Do Not Open Suspicious Attachments: Avoid opening attachments or clicking on links from unknown or suspicious sources.
- Update Security Software: Ensure that your computer’s antivirus and anti-malware software are up to date .
- Report Suspicious Emails: If you receive a suspicious email from members-wisbar.org, please do not respond. Forward it to
- Stay Informed: Regularly visit our official website and communications for updates on this issue.
- If You Have Opened or Clicked on a Fraudulent Email: Contact your IT provider immediately to determine next steps.
The State Bar will keep you updated on any developments. Please exercise caution and remain vigilant to protect your personal and professional data. Thank you for your attention to this critical matter.