"Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Fake Emails

"Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Fake Emails

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Scammers are sending out fake Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) emails like the one below, which claim the recipients should respond to an email address in order to receive their restitution. The scammers will ask their potential victims to send them their personal information, and subsequently, ask them to send money in order to receive their restitution. But, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) will ask online users to do so.

Online users should always go to www.ic3.gov to verify suspicious emails which appear to have been sent from Internet Crime Complaint Center.

A Fake "Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Email Sent by Scammers

From: Stephen Chapman <info@insead.edu>

Date: May 15, 2019 at 2:18:45 AM GMT+9:30

Subject: Please read carefully

Reply-To: s.chapman@brclondon.co.uk


Please find the attached below to

view the enclosed details about your claims.

Stephen Chapman,

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

Financial Monitoring Division -UK

Internet Crime Complaint Center

In Partnership with:

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)

Notification Ref ID: AU405994000

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

See following case details:

The case on world renowned cyber-criminal , Kevin Amuche, 32 and Henrik Bialek, 40, have been tried and closed at the District Court of Basel-Stadt (Strafgericht des Kantons Basel-Stadt) last month after numerous rejected extradition appeals. They were apprehended at the Euro Airport, Basel while fleeing Switzerland federal authorities in an unrelated fraud case. The case was closed based on the following settlement terms; I. Court-ordered recovered from the defendants shall be converted into settlement funds and remitted to eligible affected victims, II. To be paid in full before end of sentence date.

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. Upon final evaluation of his assets after liquidation, he is said to be worth $28m stolen from approx. 96 victims.

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 used by this fraudsters.

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 belonging to the defendants. Following court orders, this makes you eligible for restitution in the amount of £521,911.00 for damages caused by his crimes.

This investigation was kept private and out of public media. Hence, all victims were represented by a professional public defendant including yourself.

To receive your restitution immediately, email me s.chapman@brclondon.co.uk 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. If you already received and/or responded to a notification, or feel you have received this notification in error and haven't been victimized in anyway, kindly disregard. To avoid delays, quote your reference number in all correspondence

Sincerely Yours

Mrs. Stephen Chapman

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

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  • June 21, 2019 at 12:04 PM by an anonymous user from Perth, Western Australia, Australia

    Just received same email


  • June 15, 2019 at 8:18 AM by info

    "On Jun 13, 2019, at 7:32 PM, Stephen Chapman <s.chapman@brclondon.co.uk> wrote:


    Since our last correspondence,we are yet to confirm from you why you still haven't responded nor contacted your Legal representative? and also you haven't even followed protocols to get in touch with your designated representative in the person of Mr. Leber (Legal solicitor).

    Please get in touch with him for onward correspondence where clarity can be ascertained.


    On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 1:40 PM wrote:

    Hello I'm replying to an email about someone using my ID and see what can I do about it can you please let me know if one of his names was once I know more about this thankyou Paige Abbott

    Sent from my iPad

    On May 15, 2019, at 2:18 AM, Stephen Chapman <info@insead.edu> wrote:


    Please find the attached below to

    view the enclosed details about your claims.

    Stephen Chapman,

    Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).



    Here is another scam.


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