KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management as well as capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. 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, including by posting fake job offers on legitimate websites such as LinkedIn.
When communicating with KKR through digital media, please:
- Confirm you are visiting a KKR authorized website. KKR’s only authorized websites are posted through the below listed domains. No other website domains are authorized.
Furthermore, no vendors are authorized by KKR to request or receive financial information through websites.
- Do not share your password and login ID with anyone, including anyone from KKR. Certain KKR online environments are private, available only to investors through secure login procedures. 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 KKR.
- Do not send e-mails to anyone with an address other than authorized KKR e-mail addresses. KKR does not permit our employees and authorized representatives to send or receive work related e-mails from personal accounts like gmail.com or yahoo.com; or conduct business over chat platforms such as GChat or Skype. If you are or become suspicious of potential fraudulent activity when communicating through email or chat platforms, please contact abuse(at)kkr.com for assistance.
- Imposters can use the KKR name in furtherance of a variety of criminal activities. In particular, beware of scams purportedly affiliated with KKR that promise extraordinary returns on your investment at little to no risk. These “high-yield investment programs” are frauds. 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 at http://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:
- The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3): http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
- The Federal Trade Commission: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/
- The U.S. Postal Service (for crimes involving U.S. Mail): https://www.uspsoig.gov/form/file-online-complaint
KKR 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 KKR communication, or have concerns about a website or e-mail communication that you suspect may be fraudulent, please contact us at abuse(at)kkr.com