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Identity Theft Settlement Advance Fee Scam Being Sent by Online Scammers

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The fake "Identity Theft Settlement" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

A "Identity Theft Settlement" Advance-Fee Scam

From: "Annette Peters" <clerks-office@swissmail.com>

Date: 15 November 2019 at 10:48:49 am AEDT

Subject: Court Settlement Notification

Reply-To: clerks-office@swissmail.com

Notification ID: CA62718

Notification Date: 11.13.2019

Notification Subject: Identity Theft Settlement

Notification Type: Settlement Fund Entry {Pre-Approval No. 1319}

We regret to inform you that you have been a victim of internet fraud and/or identity theft. See following case details:

Case Number: 1009-2171-9293-33SN on infamous internet fraudsters, Kevin Amuche, 32 and Henrik Bialek, 40, was tried and closed at the District Court of Basel-Stadt (Strafgericht des Kantons Basel-Stadt) as of last year after numerous rejected extradition appeals. They were apprehended at EuroAirport, Basel while fleeing Switzerland federal authorities in an unrelated fraud case. The case was closed based upon the following settlement terms; I. Court-ordered restitution - select offshore bank accounts recovered from the defendants shall be converted into settlement funds to be remitted to eligible affected victims, II. To be paid in full before end of sentence date.

The aforementioned defendants and their group of co-offenders used hundreds of aliases to mask their original identities over the years, which is why you may not be familiar with the real names of the defendants. If you are receiving a notification but do not recollect a scam incident, you were certainly a victim of identity theft which generally occurs without your consent. Records suggest that you have been a victim because your contact details and personal information were found on several computer devices belonging to the defendants, alongside corresponding expense, service and property receipts acquired using your credentials. Following court orders, this makes you eligible for compensation in the amount of £521,911.00 for reimbursements of false acquisitions, compensation for potential impact on your credit, and any additional verifiable claims you may make will be considered.

During investigation, authorities revealed that the pair operated on an international scale victimizing thousands of individuals and companies from several countries with the bulk of victims residing in Europe, North America, Singapore and Australia. They hid a majority of their acquisitions in offshore Swiss bank accounts and properties. Based on that revelation, the Switzerland government ordered all court proceedings be held within Switzerland where the defendants were apprehended to maintain unitary judgment and integrity in international relations. Due to the diverse locations of the victims, all victims were represented by a local court-appointed public representative.

To submit an entry into the settlement fund, request verification form and return to the clerk’s office by email or fax. You will immediately be connected with your court-appointed legal representative who will give you further guidance through the short process. Their services are entirely free of charge until you have received your settlement in full, after which you will be charged on contingency.

You can also see more case details via the court’s website www.basel-stadt.org using the case number: 1009-2171-9293-33SN. If you have any questions or need further assistance do not hesitate to contact the clerk’s office directly at: clerk@brclondonuk.co.uk

My colleagues and I have tried to contact you several times through the court e-notification system, but received no response. Hope you receive notification this time and confirm receipt in order to stop further attempts. Contact via email will get you the quickest response.

Best Regards,

Annette Peters | Senior Administrative Clerk

Strafgericht des Kantons Basel-Stadt (District Court)

Schützenmattstrasse 20, 4009 Basel, Switzerland.

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  • December 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM by info

    Received this scam

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: Annette Peters | Deputy Administrative Clerk <clerks-office@swissmail.com>

    Date: Thu., 5 Dec. 2019, 4:52 pm

    Subject: I have tried to contact you several times through the court e-notification system

    Notification ID: CA62718

    Notification Date: 11.13.2019

    Notification Subject: Identity Theft Settlement

    Notification Type: Settlement Fund Entry {Pre-Approval No. 1314}

    We regret to inform you that you have been a victim of internet fraud and/or identity theft. See following case details:

    Case Number: 1009-2171-9293-33SN on infamous internet fraudsters, Kevin Amuche, 32 and Henrik Bialek, 40, was tried and closed at the District Court of Basel-Stadt (Strafgericht des Kantons Basel-Stadt) as of last year after numerous rejected extradition appeals. They were apprehended at EuroAirport, Basel while fleeing Switzerland federal authorities in an unrelated fraud case. The case was closed based upon the following settlement terms; I. Court-ordered restitution - select offshore bank accounts recovered from the defendants shall be converted into settlement funds to be remitted to eligible affected victims, II. To be paid in full before end of sentence date.

    The aforementioned defendants and their group of co-offenders used hundreds of aliases to mask their original identities over the years, which is why you may not be familiar with the real names of the defendants. If you are receiving a notification but do not recollect a scam incident, you were certainly a victim of identity theft which generally occurs without your consent. Records suggest that you have been a victim because your contact details and personal information were found on several computer devices belonging to the defendants, alongside corresponding expense, service and property receipts acquired using your credentials. Following court orders, this makes you eligible for compensation in the amount of £521,911.00 for reimbursements of false acquisitions, compensation for potential impact on your credit, and any additional verifiable claims you may make will be considered.

    During investigation, authorities revealed that the pair operated on an international scale victimizing thousands of individuals and companies from several countries with the bulk of victims residing in the United Kingdom, North America and Australia. They hid a majority of their acquisitions in offshore Swiss bank accounts and properties. Based on that revelation, the Switzerland government ordered all court proceedings be held within Switzerland where the defendants were apprehended to maintain unitary judgment and integrity in international relations. Due to the diverse locations of the victims, all victims were represented by a local court-appointed public representative.

    To submit an entry into the settlement fund, request verification form and return to the clerk’s office by email or fax. You will immediately be connected with your court-appointed legal representative who will give you further guidance through the short process. Their services are entirely free of charge until you have received your settlement in full, after which you will be charged on contingency.

    If you have any questions or need further assistance do not hesitate to contact the clerk’s office directly at: deputy.clerk@swissmail.com

    My colleagues and I have tried to contact you several times through the court e-notification system, but received no response. Hope you receive this notification and confirm receipt in order to stop further attempts. Contact via email will get you the quickest response.

    Note: If you already received and/or responded to a notification, or feel you have received this notification in error, kindly disregard and safely discard this message.

    Best Regards,

    Annette Peters | Deputy Administrative Clerk

    Strafgericht des Kantons Basel-Stadt (District Court)

    Schützenmattstrasse 20, 4009 Basel, Switzerland.

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