Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Fall 2015 - Page 48

NACBA Announcements offer NACBA members not one but two ways to enhance their online profile and be found by potential clients. Both platforms are fully search engine optimized. All NACBA members have the option to enhance their listing on the Member Map marker. By purchasing the enhanced listing option, attorneys can make their marker large and bold and add pictures, videos, descriptions, website links, announcements, tips, notifications, special offers, and even have the Google Street View team come to their firm with their 360 Street View cameras and get the inside of your office displayed in Google Maps and Google Search in a 360 degree interactive Google Virtual Tour. As an example, see a recently enhanced attorney listing HERE. For only $39 per month, NACBA members can direct focus to their specific listing on the Member Map. To learn more about getting your marker to stand out, complete and submit the online form HERE. Bankruptcy Filers Continue to be Targeted by Scammers The  National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys  (NACBA) is urging members to remain in communication with present and past clients regarding bankruptcy “con-artists” posing as attorneys. Over the past few weeks, NACBA has issued a consumer bulletin and been in contact with the courts and media regarding this wellorchestrated scam. Warnings 48 CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL have been issued by the  Office of the Attorney General in New Hampshire and by Virginia Eastern District bankruptcy clerk William C. Redden. The  warning in Virginia  has been posted on the websites of both the Eastern and Western District Bankruptcy Courts. Despite warnings being issued to the  general public, incidents continue to be reported and it is likely this fraudulent activity will spread to other states. Members of the NACBA Legislative Committee will soon approach the Department of Justice to not only request a deeper investigation into how consumer information is being compromised but also recommend steps that can be taken to further protect the identity of those going through the bankruptcy process. NACBA is requesting all Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys to  warn current and past clients about this scam and to urge these clients not to turn over money to anyone who calls by phone. Please  post the consumer bulletin prepared by NACBA  to your law firm website and blog. Also, please send out the warning via email to all current clients. If any clients report being a target of this scam, please send the basic information to admin@nacba. org. NACBA will compile all info and present to the Department of Justice to further illustrate the need for immediate action. Winter 2015 Membership Benefit: Insurance Coverage NACBA is proud to partner with  Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world’s leading insurance brokerages and risk management firms, plans and administers customized and costeffective insurance, reinsurance, risk management, self-insurance claims management, and employee benefit products and services. Discovery Health Exchange:  Offering a marketplace for NACBA members to shop for health insurance through a selection of insurance carriers and also offering other insurance options, such as dental, vision, life, disability, critical illness etc. For more information, please contact Vice President Irene M. Walton at Irene_Walton@ajg.com. Please note, coverage is for individuals, not group. Also, the following states are not yet available:  VT, WV, WY, SD, RI, MT, MA, DC. Sure Path Identity Theft: A complete Identity Theft solution offering Keylogging Defense System, Identity Monitoring, Identity Theft Restoration, Lost or Stolen Credit Card Assistance with Document Recovery Services, $25,000 Identity Theft Insurance and LifeEvents Counseling.  Rates are guaranteed for two years. For more information, please contact Vice President Irene M. Walton at Irene_Walton@ajg. com. Lawyers Professional Liability and Business Insurance:  Gallagher Bollinger offers the resources to National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys