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Notice I-21-23

July 14, 2021

NFA warns of fraudulent phishing emails purporting to be from NFA

NFA has learned of a recent phishing campaign that involves fraudulent emails purporting to be from NFA staff. These emails have a source domain name "@basicnet-nfafures.org." NFA reminds all Members to be vigilant when it comes to email requests. All legitimate emails from NFA will come from an address ending in @nfa.futures.org, nfanotifications@mailer.nfa.org or @nfa-swaps-proficiency-requirements.moonami.com in the case of NFA's Swaps Proficiency Requirements. Always be sure to scrutinize the sender's address.

In general, Members should not trust unsolicited emails, especially emails that ask for personal or financial information. With any email, Members should verify the sender prior to responding and ensure the validity of links or attachments prior to clicking on them.

For any future phishing incidents, NFA will post alerts to NFA's website with the incident date and the domain(s) from which the fraudulent emails were sent, rather than issuing a Notice to Members. Members should periodically check the NFA website for these alerts.

If you have any questions on this Notice, please contact NFA's Information Center (312-781-1410 or 800-621-3570 or information@nfa.futures.org).

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