Alerts Firms on
March 9, 2021
warns member firms of an ongoing phishing campaign that involves
fraudulent emails (see sample in Appendix) purporting to be from
“FINRA Membership” and using the email address “email@example.com”.
The email asks the recipient to respond to an issue of “regulatory
non-compliance for which your immediate response is required” and
then asks the recipient to click on a link or document.
that anyone who clicked on any link or image in the email
immediately notify the appropriate individuals in their firm of the
domain of “finra-online.com” 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 "finra-online.com".
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