Identity Theft Settlement Advance Fee Scam Being Sent by Online Scammers

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.

Identity Theft Settlement Advance Fee Scam Being Sent by Online Scammers

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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  • May 17, 2022 at 3:00 PM by an anonymous user from: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

    Thats funny because I have received the same letter 3 days ago. Was the contact details for a firm Wyatt & Blacklock Law Chambers contact was angus.b@wandbchambersthe

  • May 15, 2022 at 3:26 PM by an anonymous user from: Ashwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    I just received this today - somehow they had an old address of mine that I had once rented - so they are getting smarter!

    Strafgericht des Kantons

    Basel-Stadt (District Court)

    Schützenmattstrasse 20, 4009 Basel,

    Switzerland

    In Partnership with

    Internet Crime Complaint Center

    Financial Monitoring Division -UK

    National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)

    Attention :

    ***St

    Lismore,NSW 2480

    Notification ID : C463933A625

    Notification Subject : YOUR IDENTITY HAS BEEN COMPROMISED

    We regret to inform you that you have been a victim of internet fraud /identity theft.

    Your identity and consumer credit files were compromised during a data breach where millions of tax payers information were exposed to hackers and used in an identity theft scheme now uncovered by federal authorities.

    The case on world renowned cyber-criminal, Warren O'Neill, 32 and Chase Adisa, 40, have been tried and closed at the Federal Administrative Court of Switzerland (St. Gallen,Switzerland) last month after numerous rejected extradition appeals. They were apprehendedat the Euro Airport, Basel while fleeing Switzerland federal authorities in an unrelated fraud case.

    We have thoroughly investigated the case with our Intelligence Monitoring Network System and found that you were one of the numerous victims through email correspondences between you two showing payments made by you, as well as telephone logs.

    The aforementioned defendants and their group of co-offenders used over 2000 aliases to mask their original identities, which is why you may not be familiar with the names. However, our records indicate that you have been a victim of fraud and/or identity theft because your contact details and personal information were found on several computer devices. Following court orders, this makes you eligible for restitution in the amount of 721,911.00GBPfor damages caused.

    This investigation was kept private and out of public media. Hence, all victims were represented by a professional public defendant including you. Following court orders, this makes you eligible for restitution in the amount of 721,911.00GBP for damages caused.

    To receive your restitution immediately, email inquiry@baseldistrictcourt.com with your full name and File Ref Number to verify that we have the right person and get you connected with the court appointed law firm who will give you more information and guidance through the entire process.

    All documents and correspondence should be confidential and not be shared with a third party until all original transfer documents and confirmations are received in the mail.

    Best Regards,

    Mrs. Debra Walsh

    District Court- Basel-Stadt

    This is a Confidential Notification from the Federal Criminal Court of Switzerland, Bellinzona (Viale Stefano FranscinI 7, 6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland), Any review, use, dissemination, disclosure or distribution by persons other than Jane Smith is prohibited and is unlawful. DO NOT SHARE.

    UNSUBSCRIBE

  • March 25, 2022 at 1:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Sylvania, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    They are at it again...

    Strafgericht des Kantons Basel-Stadt(District Court)Schützenmattstrasse 20,4009 Basel, Switzerland

    We regret to inform you that you have been a victim of internet fraud /identity theft.

    Your identity and consumer credit files were compromised during a data breach where millions of tax payers information were exposed to hackers and used in an identity theft scheme now uncovered by federal authorities. ...

    Email sent from 216.169.99.196 (CoreIT - Managed & Hosting Services Texas)

    Return Path: courts@basel-districtcourt.com

    Registrant Contact Information:

    Name: Steve cook

    Organization Address: 23A COMMODORE ST; City: ALBANY; State: NY Postal Code 12205; US

  • January 18, 2022 at 10:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

    I had received a similar email, but I had and still have communication with the people/lawyers and I also have a bank account which I can log into and see that the money has been deposited and is still there two years later? how can they fake a bank account which I can change passwords and pin numbers whenever I like?

    • May 17, 2022 at 3:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

      I am asking the same thing when the bank is coming up as legit with all info when you type it up on the internet. I am contacting the no. given to me to do further inquires this morning my self because I spoke to the bank and the info on the account they gave me to deposit the so called government charges was an australian account with the NAB so I did a bit more digging with one staff member today

  • January 16, 2020 at 7:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Received this scam:

    "Notification ID: A62718

    Notification Date: 01.06.2020

    Notification Subject: Court Notice "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: 1009-2171-9293-22SN 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: senior.clerk@swissmail.com

    My colleagues and I have tried to contact you several times through the court e-notification system, but received no response.So I decided to contact you via personal email. 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,

    Katherine J. Atkins | Deputy Administrative Clerk

    Strafgericht des Kantons Basel-Stadt (District Court)

    Schützenmattstrasse 20, 4009 Basel, Switzerland."

  • December 12, 2019 at 8:18 AM by info

    Here is another scam

    - Forwarded message -

    From: Geraldine Matthews | Deputy Administrative Clerk <gm@chgcc.com>

    Date: Thu, 12 Dec. 2019, 9:09 am

    Subject: My colleagues and I have tried to contact you several times

    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,

    Geraldine Matthews | Deputy Administrative Clerk

    Strafgericht des Kantons Basel-Stadt (District Court)

    Schützenmattstrasse 20, 4009 Basel, Switzerland.

  • 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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