Fraudulent Website Scam using EDNY Address

Monday, October 30, 2017

This office continues to receive inquiries about fraudulent documents issued by the operator of a ficticious website known as the "Department of Interagency Protection Bureau." This site has aparently been scamming its victims through an advance fee scheme using forged documents purporting to have been issued by this court. The scheme has been referred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If you receive a document from these scammers, do not send them money and do not entertain their scheme. Report any such activcity to the FBI through their Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3.GOV). The domain authority serving this fraudulent website (launchpad.com) has refused to comply with takedown requests or even to answer queries and is in violation of their ICANN contract obligations. This office can offer no more information on this scheme or its perpetrators.