Central, Hong Kong –(BUSINESS WIRE)– High West Capital Partners Responds to Fraudulent Defamation ‘Scam’ and ‘Fraud’ Campaign; Issues Additional Cease and Desist Letters to Numerous Sites Including YouTube Via Legal Counsel
Via its legal counsel, Deacons, High West Capital Partners responded to a malicious campaign intended to damage the firm’s reputation globally, via defamatory ‘scam’ and ‘fraud’ tagged articles and videos posted on various news, social media, forums, and industry websites including Twitter, Facebook, TrustPilot, TechCrunch, Patch, Quora and YouTube, the world’s largest video repository. Employing common tactics used in extortion and cat-fishing scams, malware and hacking campaigns, the perpetrators employ common Search Engine Optimization techniques to hijack an organization’s search result rankings, drawing potential customers away from the official High West Capital Partners website, towards fake articles libeling and defaming the organization and its employees. (See previous press release.)
High West Capital Partners vigorously rejects any of the claims in any of said sites, articles, videos, forum posts, blog comments, social media posts and tweets, etc. All of these complaints are unsubstantiated, no clear details nor accusations are presented, and appear to be created by fake user accounts created explicitly for the purposes of defaming High West and its individual employees. Authorities and agencies in multiple countries have been alerted to these nefarious actions, the location of fictitious information and the offending properties have been contacted by legal counsel to immediately remove the slanderous posts and content.
This campaign of defamatory content doesn’t just get everything wrong, but includes fabricated documents and forgeries, while using publicly available information tinged with negative connotations without any explanation. The information looks cobbled together as if it was initially pulled from a different extortion scheme for another similar firm, removing to any semblance of credibility. In addition:
- HWCP does not have brokers, as we are not a broker dealer. We pay no commissions nor do we structure transactions on any type of commission compensation scheme. We are a private investment firm risking firm capital on all transactions. As such we have nothing to sell and no sales script. We analyze private transactions and make a judgment on company specific and industry risk. Once we have analyzed a transaction, we present terms to potential clients and their Agents.
- HWCP does not hold client money. All Client capital and assets (such as stocks) are held in third party brokers or banks.
- HWCP does not solicit deals from clients. All transactions are shown to us by third party Agents of a client. We don’t call potential clients and suggest transactions. All third-party Agents are compensated by the client based on terms of a transaction. As such no closing Agent fee will be generated unless a specific transaction closes. Proceeds from the transaction will be used to compensate a client’s Agent.
High West Capital Partners intends to fully clear its name and preserve its valued and unsullied reputation and bring all local and international laws and statutes to bear against its attackers.
Below is an example of one these demands to remove the defamatory content, in this case, for a Techkrest article that echoes the same bogus claims and SEO keywords for ranking high in search results for our company name:Letter to Techkrest from Deacons dated 8/31/2020
Unfortunately, the initiators of this campaign have not stopped posting very similar articles or links back to the articles across the internet with various modifications to the posts to avoid spam detection software. The person or people hired to spread this illegal content is using fake names and user accounts that were either created just days ago or hijacked from real users months ago. We continue to monitor and report content and fake user accounts at the following platforms and websites and will continue to do so. We appreciate those who are coming to our defense after easily recognizing the tactics and misinformation referenced above.
High West Capital Partners will continue to ethically provide services to clients and Agents, regardless of this malicious misinformation campaign, and is happy to answer any questions transparently. We hope the organizations mentioned above will work with us and all local and international laws and governing bodies to help stop this wrongful and illegal behavior. We appreciate any information that can lead to the discovery of the perpetrators and can be sent to us anonymously.
Thank you for your help, support and attention.
High West Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on global distressed, special situations add structured finance and 20+ markets spanning from South America to Europe and the Asia Pacific. The firm‘s primary objective is to provide immediate funding to borrowers who need liquidity. High West Capital Partners is able to manage risks inherent in today’s equity markets and enhance the value of our investments in global markets and across multiple sectors, based on a unique blend of financial market experience and proprietary algorithmic models.
This press release is not an offer or solicitation to sell or purchase any investment or investment advice. is provided on the basis that you have the capability to make your own independent evaluation of the financial, market, legal, regulatory, credit, tax and accounting risks and consequences involved in the transaction and its suitability for your purposes and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, High West accepts no responsibility or liability in this regard.