U.S. industry self-regulatory organization, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (FINRA), is warning brokerage firms about an imposter website.
FINRA issued an alert about a website that’s seeking to trick firms with a web address that’s close to the regulator’s actual address, but with an extra “n” in the domain name: www.finnra.org.
The SRO said that the website includes a link to a registration site that is illegitimate.
“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,” it said.
FINRA said that it has requested that the Internet domain registrar suspend services for imposter site. The regulator has also advised firms to delete any emails originating from the phony domain.