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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:
- Confirm you are visiting a Bain Capital authorized website or the website of a Bain Capital authorized vendor. Bain Capital’s only authorized websites are posted through the below listed domains. No other website domains are authorized.
Bain Capital’s only authorized vendor websites are securely managed by Intralinks (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Bain Capital Private Equity
Bain Capital Public Equity
Bain Capital Credit
Bain Capital Ventures
Absolute Return Capital
- Do not share your password and login ID with anyone, including anyone from Bain Capital. Certain Bain Capital online environments are private, available only to investors through secure login procedures. Apart from allowing you to use your password and login to enter an authorized site, Bain Capital will never ask you for your password or login information. (If you forget your password or login, we will issue you new ones.)
- Do not communicate or deal with personnel who are not affiliated with an authorized office. All authorized office locations are listed on our contact page. No other office locations are authorized offices of Bain Capital.
- Do not send e-mails to anyone with an address other than authorized Bain Capital e-mail addresses. Bain Capital does not permit our employees and authorized representatives to send or receive work related e-mails from personal accounts or any other address.If you are or become suspicious of potential fraudulent activity when communicating through email, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.