Claim-Central (Newton's Law Ltd), a new Recovery-Tax scam ALERT!

Scam Reporters

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WARNING: the following unknown entities/person(s) are contacting former and existing victims of various online trading/Forex&CFD scams across Europe and probably more, impersonating to be authorized to claim misappropriated funds by the Government of Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department. This is the email potential victims receive in the past few weeks:

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Claim-central claims to be in Canada, address Enbridge Centre, Office 2330, 23rd floor, 10175 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0H3, Canada.
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Quick check of the office building: https://www.enbridgecentre.ca/ reveals they are not on tenant list, on 23rd floor (only 2 companies there, plus conference room for lease).

The scam email has the attachment from fake HK based IRD:
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The demanded 'tax' payments are to be solely executed via cryptocurrency payments. The indicated Claim Central apparently does not exist on given address, as well as people indicated on their website. The email taxfaq@ird-govhk.info is not on official IRD website. Furthermore, ird-govhk.info (Bulgaria, Sofia per domain tools) is a clone website, redirecting victims to fake IRD website (correct one would be ird.gov.hk), with indicated email, to fool people: https://who.is/whois/ird-govhk.info

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We issue this warning hoping to prevent possible financial harm to more people and at the same time thank the whistle-blower community for sharing intel.
We are told that the HK Police and the IRD were informed on this scam attempt.
 

FxMaster

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WARNING: the following unknown entities/person(s) are contacting former and existing victims of various online trading/Forex&CFD scams across Europe and probably more, impersonating to be authorized to claim misappropriated funds by the Government of Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department. This is the email potential victims receive in the past few weeks:

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Claim-central claims to be in Canada, address Enbridge Centre, Office 2330, 23rd floor, 10175 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0H3, Canada.
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Quick check of the office building: https://www.enbridgecentre.ca/ reveals they are not on tenant list, on 23rd floor (only 2 companies there, plus conference room for lease).

The scam email has the attachment from fake HK based IRD:
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The demanded 'tax' payments are to be solely executed via cryptocurrency payments. The indicated Claim Central apparently does not exist on given address, as well as people indicated on their website. The email taxfaq@ird-govhk.info is not on official IRD website. Furthermore, ird-govhk.info (Bulgaria, Sofia per domain tools) is a clone website, redirecting victims to fake IRD website (correct one would be ird.gov.hk), with indicated email, to fool people: https://who.is/whois/ird-govhk.info

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We issue this warning hoping to prevent possible financial harm to more people and at the same time thank the whistle-blower community for sharing intel.
We are told that the HK Police and the IRD were informed on this scam attempt.
Thanks for exposing the scam :)
 

Scam Reporters

Master Sergeant
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Hong Kong Authorities react promptly. Very well ... We show this private message to make all aware that someone is actually doing something about the problem. We also wonder how would EU bodies react, or FCA.

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Scam Reporters

Master Sergeant
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PARTIAL SUCCESS. Web site www.claims-central.com now looks like this:

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I think it redirects to some naughty XXX site, so apologies in advance...

However, the fake IRD website is still up and running:
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