Brokers

Beware Phishing Email Using “gateway-finra.org” Domain Name

FINRA has issued a warning to member firms of an ongoing phishing campaign that involves fraudulent emails purporting to be from FINRA and using the domain name “@gateway-finra.org.” The email asks the recipient to click a link to “view request” and provide information to “complete” that request, noting that “late submission may attract penalties.”

FINRA recommends that anyone who clicked on any link or image in the email immediately notify the appropriate individuals in their firm of the incident.

The domain of “gateway-finra.org” is not connected to FINRA and firms should delete all emails originating from this domain name.

FINRA reminds firms to verify the legitimacy of any suspicious email prior to responding to it, opening any attachments or clicking on any embedded links.

FINRA has requested that the Internet domain registrar suspend services for “gateway-finra.org.”

For more information, see FINRA’s Notice, at its website at –https://www.finra.org/rules-guidance/notices/21-20