A Tampa attorney and recent identity theft victim has some friendly advice to fellow Bar members — take cybersecurity seriously.

Internet scammers recently used the attorney’s name, address, and other personal identifying information, including business Tax ID Number, to apply for a hefty U.S. Small Business Administration loan.

“I was looking at my credit report, and I saw the inquiry on Experian from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and when I contacted them, they said, ‘Oh, yeah, it was for $486,000.’”