Web Fraud and Phishing Warning
K-Star Asset Management LLC and its affiliates (“K-Star”) is a real estate credit services company providing asset management, special servicing, due diligence and loan underwriting. An unfortunate consequence of our size and 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 K-Star through digital media, please:
- Confirm you are visiting a K-Star authorized website. K-Star’s only authorized websites is posted through the below listed domain. No other website domain is authorized. www.ksam.com
Furthermore, no vendors are authorized by K-Star to request or receive financial information through websites.
- Do not communicate or deal with personnel who are not affiliated with an authorized office. K-Star’s authorized office location is 5949 Sherry Lane, Suite 950, Dallas, Texas 75225. No other office locations are authorized offices of K-Star.
- Do not send e-mails to anyone with an address other than authorized K-Star e-mail addresses. K-Star 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 [email protected] for assistance.
- Imposters can use the K-Star name in furtherance of a variety of criminal activities. In particular, beware of scams purportedly affiliated with K-Star 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_fraudand 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.
K-Star 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 K-Star communication, or have concerns about a website or e-mail communication that you suspect may be fraudulent, please contact us at [email protected].