NMLS Registrants Targeted in Phishing Scam

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A warning has been issued about an email phishing scam that is targeting registrants in the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System.

An NMLS advisory indicates that fraudulent emails which appear to be from NMLS
could be an attempt to obtain personal information.

Among the personal information potentially sought from the fake emails are social security numbers, account numbers and passwords.

The notice from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors says that legitimate NMLS messages will
never contain sensitive information, ask for personal information, or include links to any websites other than NMLS.

“These emails often threaten to close your account if you do not respond,” the notice states. “Do not be tricked into opening or responding to a phishing email.”

The CSBS says legtimate NMLS emails will only come from [email protected].

Recipients of potentially fraudulent
messages are advised to avoid links in the messages and go directly to the NMLS website. In addition, they should notify their in-house security teams, forward the messages to [email protected] with the subject line “PHISHING,” and delete the messages.

Mortgage Expert

Mortgage Daily Staff



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