TITLE

FINRA Finds Itself at Center of Online "Phishing" Expedition

AUTHOR(S)
Steinert-Threlkeld, Tom
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Securities Industry News;10/19/2009, Vol. 21 Issue 22, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the independent regulator of securities firms, has discovered that its name is being used in electronic mail messages to lure public investors to give up personal information. The sender of the said messages uses auction rate securities settlements as a lure for the recipients to voluntarily send back their personal information including full names, present address and occupation.
ACCESSION #
45024729

 

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