US regulator FINRA warns of impostor website
US financial regulator FINRA, which is authorized by Congress to oversee broker-dealers in the country, is warning member firms and the public at large of a new impostor website www.finnra.org (notice the extra “n” in the domain name).
One portion of the website contains a link to a registration site that is not legitimate.
In addition, it is possible bad actors could leverage the domain to send fake emails including those with imbedded phishing links or attachments containing malware.
The domain of “finnra.org” is not connected to FINRA and firms should delete all emails originating from this domain name.
FINRA said it has requested that the Internet domain registrar suspend services for “finnra.org”.
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.