Phishing Emails Impersonating State Bar Staff

Throughout January 2019 there have been reports from members receiving emails from fraudulent email accounts attempting to impersonate a State Bar staff member. If you receive one of these emails please mark it as spam and delete the message.

The State Bar does not email invoices to members unless the member completes a form requesting to pay via check on our membership website


Below is an example of one of the emails received by a State Bar member.


From: The West Virginia State Bar <>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 8:29 AM
To: ———————
Subject: Re: Invoice #18204 Message

Please see attached and thanks!

I have enclosed a copy of the invoice for your reference, you can download view using this link

The West Virginia State Bar