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Bulletin #0779-M

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Ken Woodard
Director, Communications & Membership Services
Member Information
For Distribution to Relevant Parties within your Firm

MFDA Warns of Fraudulent Phishing Emails Targeting MFDA Members

MFDA Members have recently reported receiving suspicious emails purported to be from the MFDA’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stating that the MFDA has sent a secured document via Adobe Reader and included a purported link to the MFDA website. The subject of the email is “Announcement to All Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada Members”.  This email was not generated by the MFDA and Members should not click on the link. The MFDA reminds Members that emails from unknown sources should not be opened unless cleared by your network security provider.

Phishing scams are attempts at trying to obtain private personal or financial information by asking that you provide it in a reply email, by clicking on a link to a website that imitates a legitimate website or by opening an attachment. Members that receive suspicious emails from an unknown source should use caution before replying to the sender or opening any links or attachments.

If a Member or Approved Person receives a suspicious email or communication appearing to be from the MFDA or using the MFDA’s name, the Member should contact Membership Services at or 1-888-466-6332.