FINRA Alerts Firms to Phishing Email Using “gateway-finra.org” Domain Name
FINRA warns member firms of an ongoing phishing campaign that involves fraudulent emails (see sample in Appendix) purporting to be from FINRA and using the domain name “@gateway-finra.org.” The email asks the recipient to click a link to “view request” and provide information to “complete” that request, noting that “late submission may attract penalties.”
FINRA recommends that anyone who clicked on any link or image in the email immediately notify the appropriate individuals in their firm of the incident.
The domain of “gateway-finra.org” is not connected to FINRA and firms should delete all emails originating from this domain name.
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.
FINRA has requested that the Internet domain registrar suspend services for "gateway-finra.org."
Questions regarding this Notice should be directed to:
- Dave Kelley, Director, Member Supervision Specialist Programs, at (816) 802-4729 or by email; or
- Greg Markovich, Senior Principal Risk Specialist, Member Supervision Specialist Programs, at (312) 899-4604 or by email.