November 7, 2012
Russell Investments has been notified that a recent news release announced the supposed merger of "Prudential Global Real Estate Corp. and Global Capital & Financial Corp." with "Russell Assets Management Corp."
Based on preliminary research, we believe the announcement is fictitious and potentially fraudulent.
Please be advised that Russell Investments has no association or affiliation with any of the mentioned entities and that this announcement has nothing whatsoever to do with Russell Investments.
Russell Investments has been notified of the existence of several Web sites that present information illegally copied from russell.com. The offending sites appear in both English and Spanish and include the terms "escrow" or "fia" in their Web addresses. The sites advertise job vacancies and invite readers to make contact via e-mail or phone call. We strongly urge that readers do not respond to these invitations.
Please note that these fraudulent sites are not sponsored by or affiliated with Russell Investments.
We are working to have these sites taken down as quickly as possible.
Russell Investments has become aware of a fraudulent scheme in which attorneys and other professionals may be contacted by individuals misrepresenting themselves, and purported client(s), as associated with Russell when requesting assistance with the purchase of real or personal property. These communications may originate in Canada on what may appear to be the letterhead of the firm's Canadian office. Please be assured that these communications are not from Russell, do not involve our associates or clients and have not been authorized by Russell. We are working with the appropriate authorities on this matter.
Should you have information that may be relevant to this matter, or receive contact from someone involving this type of scheme, please contact your local law enforcement authorities, including your State Attorney General's Office.