NMLS Advisory on Phishing Emails

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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

The phishing email could be an attempt by an illegitimate party attempting to gain access to your personal information (e.g., social security number, account numbers, passwords). These emails often threaten to close your account if you do not respond. Do not be tricked into opening or responding to a phishing email.

What You Need To Know

  • All email notifications you receive from NMLS are sent from NMLS_Notifications@NmlsNotifications.com
  • Notifications are generated to inform you of an action you completed or need to take in NMLS. Email notices will never contain sensitive information, ask for your personal information, or include links to any site other than NMLS. When receiving notices, it is best if you navigate to NMLS and log in to determine what you need to do.

What To Do If You Suspect A Phishing Email

  • Notify the IT security team within your organization. If your organization does not have an IT security team, proceed with the steps below.
  • Forward the suspected email to security@csbs.org and add the word “PHISHING” to the beginning of the subject line.
  • Delete the email after you have forwarded it to security@csbs.org.
  • Do not reply to the email.