"IMF Office of Legal Affairs Agent Regarding Outstanding Payment" Scam Email - Beware

IMF Office of Legal Affairs Agent Regarding Outstanding Payment Scam Email - Beware

The email message below: "IMF OFFICE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS AGENT," is fraudulent and you should not respond to it with your personal information. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and/or sending money.

Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.

The Fraudulent Email Message

From: IMF OFFICE <noreply @imf.org>
Sent: Sun, Mar 1, 2015 2:02 pm

Attention ,

This is in regard to outstanding payment. I am Mr.Tony Ikem, the newly appointed Agent , International Monetary Fund (IMF), Legal Affairs,Security and Investigation here in Malaysia.The Executive Arms of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) directed me to come down to Malaysia to

Investigate your fund and to make sure that we approve all outstanding debts.

This decision was taken based on the abnormality and inability of the Banks in Africa and United Kingdom to Release your fund into your bank account; Whereby it was discovered that some officials of the bank were diverting foreign beneficiaries payment to another account of their choice overseas.in view of this,during our investigation I found out that; an account was submitted to

divert your fund to a Germany account.

Below is the account submitted and I want you to confirm if you are aware of the new development because we are about effecting payment to the account stated bellow today.

Beneficiary: CERSTIN
A/C No.: 367840545
Swift Code:

Finally, be informed that a payment instruction has been issued and forwarded to the Treasury Department of our paying bank in MALAYSIA in favor of he account above without any further prejudice.But there is no way we can approve the fund to your account without you confirming if you have changed your account for your fund to be transfer to the Beneficiary: CERSTIN WENGER SHENOUDA


Contact me immediately for further clarification to know if you have giving instruction to transfer your fund to the above account today. On behalf of the entire management of International Monetary Fund (IMF), we are congratulating you in advance and if you fail to contact this office on or before 48 hours from now then we will now wire the fund to the German account.

Kindly furnish me with your info.

1.full name,
3.cell number

To enable us commence all the legal documents immediately. Please forward your reply to this Email:

(officeimf51 @yahoo.com.hk)

Thanks for your co-operation

Waiting for your urgent response

Yours faithfully,


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"IMF Office of Legal Affairs Agent Regarding Outstanding Payment" Scam Email - Beware