Organizations strive to be compliant with regulations, which is why receiving an email that appears to be from FINRA can be quite startling. In this FINRA-themed phishing email, the sender’s email address uses the domain gateway[dash]finra[dot]org. The email claims that your organization has received a compliance request and it directs you to click on a link for more information. To add a sense of urgency, the message also states “Late submission may attract penalties.” The email even includes a case number, request ID, and a footer with legal jargon to make it feel legitimate. But if you click the link, you will be redirected to a malicious website. Don’t fall for it!
Use the tips below to stay safe from similar attacks:
Stop, Look, and Think. Don’t be fooled.
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