The Colorado Division of Securities Alerts Firms of FINRA Imposter Scam

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For Immediate Release: August 18, 2021


Media Contact:

David Cheval

Deputy Commissioner

Phone: 303-894-2835


The Colorado Division of Securities Alerts Firms of FINRA Imposter Scam

DENVER, CO – August 18, 2021.  - The Colorado Division of Securities (the “Division”) warns FINRA member firms of an ongoing phishing campaign that involves fraudulent emails purporting to be from FINRA and using one of at least three imposter FINRA domain names:

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  • “”

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.”

The Division recommends that anyone who has clicked on any link or image in the email immediately notify the appropriate individuals in their firm of the incident.

None of these domain names are connected to FINRA and firms should delete all emails originating from any of these domain names.

The Division reminds firms to verify the legitimacy of any suspicious email before responding, opening any attachments, or clicking on any embedded links.

FINRA has requested that the relevant Internet domain registrars suspend services for all three domain names.

For more information, please see FINRA’s Regulatory Notice 21-30.  Questions about these emails, and information about other emails pretending to be from FINRA, can be directed to Dave Kelley (816-802-4729 or or Greg Markovich (312-899-4604 or, from FINRA Member Supervision’s Cybersecurity Program.

About DORA:

DORA is the state's umbrella regulatory agency, charged with managing licensing and registration for multiple professions and businesses, implementing balanced regulation for Colorado industries, and protecting consumers. Our nearly 600 employees are dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and promoting a fair and competitive business environment throughout Colorado. 

About the Division of Securities:

The Division of Securities exists to protect investors and maintain confidence in the securities market, while avoiding unreasonable burdens on the marketplace by licensing securities professionals, enforcing securities law violations, and helping Coloradans become more informed investors.