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Date First Reported: May 2013

Primary Name Associated: Harald Weissbrod

Description of Potential Fraud:

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Eight lawyers in the U.S. have notified us that she has received an email from the purported Harald Weissbrod of Bung Ingenieure Ag with regards to a commercial debt collection scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet.

Here is the initial email:

From: Harald Weissbrod [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:12 AM
To:
Subject: Re: breach of contract matter

We are looking for an attorney to assist us with a breach of contract matter. Kindly let me know if you can assist us.

Thank you.

Harald Weissbrod
[email protected]
248-240-9121

Replying to the email brought this response:

Thank you for replying to my inquiry.

Our company Bung Ingenieure provided a business associate Parsons Corporation a business loan in the amount of $9,947,000.00 USD. The loan was for 24 months with interest rate of 10% per annual.

However, Parsons Corporation defaulted on the loan in the amount of $918,007.16 USD.

Please let me know if your firm will be able to assist us.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Harald Weissbrod
Chairman
Bung Ingenieure Ag
Engler Strasse 4
Heidelberg 69126
Baden-Wüttenberg
Germany
Telefon nummer: +4962211867628
Mobile nummer: +491796053059
Fax nummer: +4962213539418
http://www.bung-ag.de

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