It employs hundreds of lawyers and support staff in multiple states and in Mexico. Because of our presence, Snell & Wilmer sometimes attracts the attention of unethical and unscrupulous individuals who falsely claim to work for Snell & Wilmer and/or use our Firm's name to advance fraudulent schemes, for their own personal benefit, against innocent people. We care about our clients and therefore want to share the following information.
As with all business conducted over the internet, you should consider taking steps to protect yourself and the security of your information. While we routinely report abuses to law enforcement agencies, and utilize software to assist in identifying fraudulent email, the nature and increasing volume of these scams and frauds makes it impossible for our Firm to prevent the misuse of Snell & Wilmer’s name and the names of our lawyers.
Misrepresentations may include such things as individuals claiming, by email or over the phone, to be Snell & Wilmer lawyers or staff, and falsely:
This is not an exhaustive list of scams. New scams and security threats are being devised all the time.
If you feel that you have been a victim of a scam, contact your local police. The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center or "IC3" (including for cyber-crime schemes and frauds that victimize individuals and businesses), and/or the FTC's Complaint Assistant website (for identity theft, imposter scams and rip-offs, bogus requests for money, etc.) also offer further information and assistance.
If you receive a telephone call or email from someone claiming to be with Snell & Wilmer, and you are concerned about whether it is genuine, we suggest the following:
In addition, if you receive a suspicious email referencing our Firm or appearing to be from our Firm (e.g. from a "spoofed" Snell & Wilmer email address, which does not end in "firstname.lastname@example.org"), please be careful. Many “spoofed” email addresses or other email addresses can be quite convincing as the senders will often change one character or one letter to try and fool the recipient, who they hope will not spend much time looking at the address. If you have any concerns, we suggest the following:
If you have questions about the security of your computer or suspect the security of your computer has been compromised, we suggest you contact your IT support team, computer manufacturer or internet service provider.
Snell & Wilmer does not conduct business from web-based email accounts such as gmail.com, hotmail.com, yahoo.com, or personal email addresses. The Firm does not conduct Firm business by text message or instant messaging. Neither Snell & Wilmer nor its lawyers or staff can accept any responsibility for the criminal conduct of a third party claiming to use the Firm's name. If you have any question or concerns, or receive suspicious communications that reference Snell & Wilmer, you may also contact our General Counsel at the telephone number or email address shown on this web page.