Investcorp is a leading global manager of alternative investments with six lines of businesses, including: private equity, real estate, absolute return investments, infrastructure, credit management, and strategic capital.
Criminals, including cybercriminals, may attempt to take advantage of Investcorp’s global reputation to engage in fraudulent or other criminal scams through which, by purported association with Investcorp’s name, brand and/or reputation, victims are deceived into thinking that they are dealing with Investcorp and/or Investcorp personnel and, as a result, may provide sensitive personal information or even transfer money to such criminals under the misapprehension that such information or money is being provided to Investcorp.
These scams can be conducted through various means, including websites, mobile applications, texts, emails, mailings, telephone calls, social media (including via videos uploaded to social media), and other communication platforms. Although the tactics employed by criminals continually evolve, many of these scams employ “phishing”; a scam where a cybercriminal attempts to obtain your confidential personal information (such as your name, date of birth, address, social security or other official documentation number, account/financial information and usernames/passwords) with a view to using it for unauthorized and unlawful purposes.
Please note that the only:
- Email domains and websites authorized by Investcorp are: investcorp.com and isafic.com
- Specific email contact addresses authorized by Investcorp, and Investcorp’s only office locations, are listed here: https://www.investcorp.com/contact-us/.
- Social media accounts authorized by Investcorp are the following hyperlinked accounts on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
- Mobile application offered by Investcorp is ‘Investcorp Wealth’, which may only be downloaded and used by eligible counterparties in jurisdictions where such download and use is authorized, and only from the official locations on the ‘Apple App Store’ or the ‘Google Play Store’, and not from any other website, application or other location.
Below is some general information regarding common scams. Investcorp provides this for informational purposes only. The information contained on this webpage does not constitute legal, financial, investment or tax advice, nor does it constitute an offer, a solicitation or a recommendation, whether directly or indirectly, to invest or to buy interests in any security (whether via any mobile application or otherwise) and in particular is not an offer in any jurisdiction where such offer would not be authorized.
If you have any questions about the above or the below, the security of any Investcorp communication, or you suspect that a website, mobile application, e-mail or other communication (including via social media) purporting to be from, or associated with, Investcorp, may be fraudulent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of Common Scams
Phishing / Vishing: This involves a criminal sending an email, text message or other electronic communication (e.g. via a mobile application or social media channel) that appears to be from a legitimate source, asking you to click a link, download an attachment, or provide personal information. A similar method, ‘vishing’, involves a criminal calling you, purporting to represent the relevant organization, warning you that there is an issue related to you or your information that may result in financial loss or harm to you and informing you that they can solve this issue if you provide your personal information to them.
Recruitment Scams: Criminals may target job-seekers’ personal information by misrepresenting themselves as representing a particular organization and offering recruitment by the organization via an unauthorized website or social media account or through an unauthorized email communication. Please note that all job openings at Investcorp can be found here: https://www.investcorp.com/careers/
Mobile Application Scams: Criminals may seek to steal personal information by creating mobile applications which purport to be an official application of a particular organisation. Please note that the only mobile application offered by Investcorp is ‘Investcorp Wealth’, which may only be downloaded and used by eligible counterparties in jurisdictions where such download and use is authorized, and only from the official locations on the ‘Apple App Store’ or the ‘Google Play Store’, and not from any other website, application or other location.
Bank Transfer Scams: Criminals may contact you by phone or email (or sometimes other means), presenting a purportedly urgent but false story and requesting you to transfer money into or out of your or another party’s bank account.
Investment Scams: Criminals may contact you fraudulently offering investments (whether non-existent or otherwise) with extraordinary returns from products purportedly managed by a particular organization, or may otherwise (e.g. via a website, mobile application or social media channel) fraudulently promote such investments, with a view to soliciting you to transfer money to them illegitimately.