Fraud Notice

Fraud Notice

Warning: Fraudulent Scams Referencing King & Spalding

As a leading global law firm, King & Spalding’s brand is sometimes misused by bad actors to target unsuspecting individuals in various fraudulent schemes. 

When conducting Firm business online, King & Spalding will only send emails from addresses that use the “” domain. King & Spalding will generally not conduct Firm business or recruiting over text message or other mobile messaging apps.  If you receive a communication purporting to be from a King & Spalding lawyer or employee and are unsure of its legitimacy, please reach out to your regular King & Spalding contact or contact

Fake Job Offers

King & Spalding is aware of a recruiting scam in which fraudsters impersonate King & Spalding employees, purport to offer a work-from-home position with King & Spalding, and then request sensitive personal information or upfront payments for office equipment.  

Please be aware that King & Spalding will never:

  • Recruit via text, Skype, or Teams message or using an email address that does not end in “”
  • Ask for payment of any kind as part of our hiring or onboarding processes
  • Ask an applicant to email sensitive personal information, such as a Social Security Number, date of birth, credit card or bank account information
  • Issue pre-employment checks to purchase office supplies
  • If you have any questions about a King & Spalding position, please check our current open positions on the King & Spalding Careers page or contact someone on our recruiting team directly.

You can find additional information about this type of scam and report any fraudulent employment offers Federal Trade Commission’s website.  If you have been the victim of a scam, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

Fake Invoices

King & Spalding is aware of certain scams involving lookalike scam websites that fraudsters have used to impersonate King & Spalding lawyers and send fake invoices for legal services.  These scam domains have names that look similar to For example, fraudsters may substitute the ‘w’ with ‘vv’, making it difficult to decipher that the email address is not from a genuine King & Spalding employee.

Please take the following precautions when corresponding with King & Spalding, and especially when being asked for confidential or personal information, or when dealing with any payment requests:

  1. Always verify that the sending email address includes “”. 
  2. Ensure that any matter number or reference quoted corresponds with what is expected or has been previously verified.
  3. Verify that the invoice contains accurate calculations, as fake invoices are often miscalculated.
  4. Confirm that King & Spalding’s logo and branding is consistent with previous correspondence and invoices.
  5. Check to ensure that the bank details are correct.  Any changes to King & Spalding’s bank details will be officially communicated to clients rather than simply being changed on an invoice.
  6. Be alert to any change in style or tone of an email.  If it seems out of character or inconsistent with the style or language of prior emails, this may be an indication that the sender is someone other than the person you are accustomed to dealing with.
  7. If unsure, always call King & Spalding (at known/confirmed office numbers) for verification or assistance. Do not simply use the unvalidated phone number provided on the invoice, as scammers can set up fraudulent phone systems to impersonate employees.