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A number of Ontario lawyers have reported receiving a phishing attempt that tried to entice the recipient to click on a link which likely will attempt to install malware or direct the user to a suspicious site. When hovering over the link, the site displayed is phenixsportsmensclub.com/intuit.

The emails all have a number of similar characteristics:

  • unsolicited invoice from an unfamiliar vendor (LM Language Services, Orange Belt Stages)
  • Invoice # specified in the the subject line
  • body mentions “Please find your invoice enclosed. We appreciate your prompt payment. With kind regards”

See our Cybercrime and Bad Cheque Fraud Fact Sheet and the Cyber Dangers page at practicepro.ca for more information on how to prevent your firm from being the victim of a cyber crime.