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FINRA Alerts Member Firms of Fake FINRA Domain Name

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has issued an alert to its member firms warning of a new imposter website, www.finnra.org (notice the extra “n” in the domain name).

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has issued an alert to its member firms warning of a new imposter website, www.finnra.org (notice the extra “n” in the domain name).

FINRA has requested that the Internet domain registrar suspend services, but at press time, the website was still active and looks identical to the real FINRA website.

One portion of the site contains a link to an illegitimate registration site, and FINRA warned that it is also possible that the domain could be leveraged to send fake emails with imbedded phishing links or attachments containing malware.

FINRA reiterated that firms should delete all emails originating from the “finnra.org” domain name and reminds firms to verify the legitimacy of any suspicious email prior to responding to it, opening any attachments or clicking on any embedded links.

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