FINRA Fraudulent Phishing Email

On Feb. 13, FINRA warned new phishing email targeting firms.

  • Brokers reported receiving suspicious emails targeting compliance personnel.

Phishing Email

  • The email appears to be from legitimate credit union trying to notify the firm
    about potential money laundering involving purported client of the brokerage.
  • Recipient is directed to open attachment —that may contain virus or malware.
  • These are designed to get unauthorized access to recipient computer network.

General Reminder

  • Reminded phishing scams are ever-changing, designed to infiltrate networks.
  • Use caution opening emails from unknown senders, do not open attachments.