Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private investment firms, with approximately $75 billion in assets under management. An unfortunate consequence of our size and global reputation is the misuse of our name, brands and reputation by imposters and frauds publishing fake websites and engaging in “phishing” scams seeking personal or confidential information.
For example, several domain names starting with “be,” a string of numbers, and the “.com” top-level domain are not authorized by Bain Capital.These include “be004.com,” “be123456.com,” “be977.com,” and several other similar domain names.These domain names are known to direct users to a fraudulent website that is not authorized by Bain Capital.
When communicating with Bain Capital through digital media, please:
Bain Capital’s only authorized vendor websites are securely managed by Intralinks ([email protected]) and are accessible through the below links. No other vendor websites are authorized. No other vendors are authorized by Bain Capital to communicate (including requesting or receiving) information through websites.
Imposters can use the Bain Capital name in furtherance of a variety of criminal activities. In particular, beware of scams purportedly affiliated with Bain Capital that promise extraordinary returns on your investment at little to no risk. These “high-yield investment programs” are frauds and are unfortunately quite common. For more information on high-yield investment programs and how to avoid them, visit the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission webpage at http://www.sec.gov/answers/highyild.htm.
For more general guidance on avoiding internet crimes, visit the FBI webpages on common fraud schemes and recent e-scams athttp://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/internet_fraud and http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission webpage on avoiding fraud at http://investor.gov/investing-basics/avoiding-fraud. If you think you have been the victim of internet crime, you may file a complaint with the following government entities:
Bain Capital provides links to these resources for informational purposes only and is not responsible for their content.
If you have any questions about the above, the security of any Bain Capital communication, or have concerns about a website or e-mail communication that you suspect may be fraudulent, please contact us at [email protected].