Go to whole of WA Government search

Dr Victor Ira Kurzban Fax

Dr Victor Ira Kurzban Fax

a fax machineA fax arrives out of the blue and the message begins: “This letter might meet you as utmost surprise however it’s my urgent need for a foreign partner that made me contact you.”

It is supposedly from Dr Victor Ira Kurzban, who says he is a director at a finance holding company in Madrid, Spain. He is proposing a business deal where he will split an unclaimed client deposit of 10.5 million dollars with you – it is written out as $10,500,000 in the fax.

The letter claims that the wealthy client who the money belonged to has died in a ghastly motor vehicle accident along with his entire family. All you have to do to benefit provide your phone/fax number and email address.

It is likely that when you contact Dr Kurzban you’ll be asked to pay fees or charges linked to the release of the funds. You should never wire money overseas to a stranger; it’s tantamount to giving it away.

This type of advance fee fraud attempt is not new. WA ScamNet has previously seen the following names offering similar deals:

  • David Lopez;

  • David Thompson Jnr;

  • Ralph Harland; and

  • San Diego Samaranch.

Variations of the circumstances of the clients’ death include: plane crashes, terror attacks or natural disasters like tsunamis and earth quakes.

In 2008 one Western Australian lost $600,000 in a variant of this scam.

With more than 20 Dr. Victor Ira Kurzban faxes reported to WA ScamNet in March 2010, don’t become the next victim and please tell your friends and family about this warning.


Related Scams

  • Gaddafi Millions – Libya Millions
    Gaddafi Millions – Libya Millions

    Dr Lihad Al-Muftah – a top official in the former government of Colonel Gaddafi of Libya – needs urgent help to “receive and keep a sum of US$15.5million in Australia”. In exchange for your assistance he’ll give you 25% of the money. It sounds too good to be true because it is. The scammer hopes curiosity, greed or the fear of missing out will entice you into emailing or faxing back. Don’t communicate in any way with the sender of this bogus fax.

    Read More...
  • Promotional fax offers
    Promotional fax offers

    Pender Communications Ltd allegedly of Wyndham Crescent in London are bulk faxing their ‘promotional fax offers’, supposedly carrying out a worldwide fax broadcasting campaign on behalf of their ‘clients’.

    Read More...
  • SARS fax survey
    SARS fax survey

    The sender Telads asks receivers of the fax to answer questions about the SARS virus and fax the answers to a 1902 fax service at a cost of $4.95 per minute.

    Read More...
  • Stolen property fax scheme
    Stolen property fax scheme

    Consumers have received faxes originating from England advising of recovered stolen property for public sale by Police and Government Departments.

    Read More...
  • War poll
    War poll

    This is the same English trader behind the Stolen Property Fax Scheme.

    Read More...
  • Win a Lotus
    Win a Lotus

    Consumers received a call from an automated service advising they have been selected to participate in a competition to win a Lotus car.

    Read More...
  • Win a Porsche
    Win a Porsche

    Eastern states companies Voiceburst Holdings Pty Ltd and Tesi Investments Pty Ltd ran a 190 Win a Porsche Competition last year.

    Read More...