On May 13, National Futures Association (NFA) issued a Notice to Members addressing the recent increase in fraudulent phishing emails, including emails purporting to be from financial institutions or their employees. These urgent emails often include an infected attachment or link, a request for confidential information, or a link to a fraudulent website. With any email, NFA cautions members to verify the sender before responding and to ensure the validity of links or attachments before clicking on them.
Although NFA is not aware of any NFA-related phishing attempts, NFA confirmed that all legitimate NFA emails will come from an address ending in @nfa.futures.org or @nfa-swaps-proficiency-requirements.moonami.com in the case of NFA’s Swaps Proficiency Requirements.
The NFA notice is available here.