Fake "Restitution Payment for Online Scam Victim" Emails

Scammers are sending out fake Financial Monitoring Division and FBI 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 Financial Monitoring Division and FBI will ask online users to do so.

Fake Restitution Payment for Online Scam Victim Emails

A Fake "Restitution Payment for Online Scam Victim" Email

Date: 4 Jul 2019, at 6:47 pm

From: Rena Danton <danton@swissmail.com>

Attn; Dear Sir/ Madam,

FILE REF ID: AU405994000

Notification Date: 07.04.2019

Notification Subject: Identity Theft Settlement

I have tried to reach you but to no avail.

Please go through the attached and get back to me immediately.

Yours Truly,

Mrs. Rena Danton

Notification Dept.

<Settlement File Doc_1.pdfx.pdf>

Financial Monitoring Division -UK

Internet Crime Complaint Center In

Partnership with:

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National

White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)

Court Notice: Restitution Payment Eligibility

Notification Ref ID: AU405994000

Court orders in the below detailed case indicate that you are eligible to receive a restitution payment for an online scam you've been a victim of.

See following case details:

The case on infamous internet fraudsters, Kevin Amuche, 32 and Henrik Bialek, has officially been tried and closed in Basel Stadt, Switzerland after numerous rejected extradition appeals. The Nigerian and Swiss nationals accordingly, were arrested at the Euro Airport, Basel while trying to flee Switzerland federal authorities in an unrelated fraud case.

The case was closed based upon the following terms; I. Court-ordered restitution -select offshore Swiss bank accounts

shall be converted into restitution funds to be remitted to eligible affected victims, II. Time served plus 257 months, court orders reveal.

The aforementioned defendants and their group of co-offenders used over 450 aliases to mask their original identities, which is why you may not be familiar with the real names of the defendants. 1 To that regard, if you do not recollect an incident, you were certainly a victim of identity theft. However, 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 expenses, services and property acquired using your credentials. Following court orders, this

makes you eligible for restitution in the amount of £521,911.00 for damages caused by his crimes.

During investigation, authorities revealed that the operated on an international scale victimizing thousands of individuals of over 18 nationalities and hid a majority of their acquisitions in offshore Swiss bank accounts and properties. Based on that revelation, the Switzerland government concluded that the extradition proceedings would

be impossible and that litigation proceedings had to be completed with no open dissemination to avoid jurisdiction issues, as well as maintain unitary judgment and integrity in international relations. Because this was a private trial,

all victims (including you) were represented by a local court-appointed public representative.

To receive your restitution contact immediately:

Leber Wilhelm Chambers & Co. (Solicitors, Advocates/Notary Public)

Manchester, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 161 507 1583

Email: leber@leberwilhelmllc.co.uk

https://www.leberwilhelmllc.co.uk

Leber Wilhelm Esq. and Associates, P.C. is a European based law firm with office in the UK and an impeccable track record of success and very successful at what they do. To avoid a lengthy process and complications leading from unsuccessful participants, please keep your reference Numbers safe and away from 2nd or 3rd parties.

Yours Truly,

Rena Danton

International Relation Specialist.

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  • June 23, 2020 at 9:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    I have received a letter similar to this from a solicitor in Manchester UK

    I need to find out if it is all a scam

    I have unfortunately sent money for Stamp Duty & Registration of payment transfer documents, and some money for British taxes on the restitution amount. I am Australian. so it seems 1/2 the taxes due on the restitution have to be paid prior restitution.

    I did some due diligence after receiving the notification from the solicitor Who seems to be part of a USA law firm but has an office in Manchester UK. He rings me via a UK phone number. I have a range of emails from this solicitor Patrick Jenson LLC & Chambers Manchester. I had also been emailed by a woman supposedly from the Financial Monitoring Division UK/ FBI & have emails from & to her

    I have spoken to the "action fraud police UK " at length. I have also rung the High Court UK and they advised me to contact the" action fraud Police UK" the advisor here thought it could be a very sophisticated scam & said pay no more money

    Thus far I may have lost 20K AUD, if this is a scam.

    Can you advise me on this matter?...

    • July 3, 2020 at 6:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I have been contacted by Patrick Jenson LLC Chambers Manchester UK same scenario. I have thus far lost $26,732 AUD HM Revenue &Customs said they would not ask for the taxes up front like this UGH!

      I will speak to the action fraud police UK again

      BR

  • December 5, 2019 at 12:29 AM by info

    - Original Message -

    From: "Mrs. Lorraine Millard" <test@takungpao.com.hk>

    Sent:vThu, 5 Dec 2019 05:26:49 0800

    Subject:

    RESTITUTION APPROVED BY COURT

    Financial Monitoring Division-UK

    Internet Crime Complaint Center

    In Partnership with:

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)

    FILE REF NUMBER: AU405994000

    This is an exclusive notification from the District Court of Basel-Stadt

    (Strafgericht des Kantons Basel-Stadt). We regret to inform you that your

    identity has been compromised in an online identity theft scheme/dating

    scheme recently uncovered in Switzerland.

    The court order indicates that you are eligible to receive a restitution

    payment immediately for the internet fraud you've been a victim of

    (knowingly or

    unknowingly).

    The offenders have been prosecuted, tried, and restitution ordered to

    victims involved. This means victims that had direct contact with the

    offenders

    and those who are unaware of the incident prior to this notification are

    entitled to claims.

    To receive your restitution immediately, email me at

    lorraine.millard@brclondonuk.co.uk 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.

    Note that restitution claims are valid until the 16th December 2019

    Best Regards,

    Lorraine Millard,

    Email: lorraine.millard@brclondonuk.co.uk

    Lorraine Millard | Administrative Clerk

    Strafgericht des Kantons Basel-Stadt (District Court)

    Sch├╝tzenmattstrasse 20, 4009 Basel, Switzerland

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