Colorado Supreme Court

Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel

Promoting Professionalism. Protecting the Public.

Beware Fake Trust Account Notices

Attorneys in some states are receiving fraudulent emails that may contain computer viruses.


Fall 2013

Regulation counsel across the country are warning of fraudulent trust account emails.

The messages allege that the recipient’s IOLTA account has insufficient funds to pay an outstanding check and includes a file attachment that may contain malware.

Do not reply to these emails. They are not from the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, nor are they from the company referenced in the emails. An example of one such scam email is below.

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.


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National Bankruptcy Services, LLC
9441 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75245
(214) 550-4012