IMF and MoneyGram Phishing Scam - "MoneyGram Win Big?"
March 5, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "MoneyGram Win Big?," is fraudulent and you should not respond to it with your personal information. The email was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into sending money, which the scammers claim are advance fees needed in order for money to be transferred to the recipients' accounts.
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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: Diaz Mariner <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 6:27 PM
Subject: MoneyGram Win Big
Attention: Email Owner,
The IMF describes itself as “an organization of 188 countries, working to foster economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
The organization's stated objectives are to better the lives of citizens internationally or locally to meet your needs.
IMF in conjunction with MoneyGram are giving out funds as part of commitment to reward loyalty, MoneyGram a product of the relationship between The International Monetary Fund(IMF) and MoneyGram International leveraging on 12 years of robust relationship with its esteemed customers all over the world by introducing an anniversary package, which enables every customer to win valuable prizes.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that was initiated in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference and formally created in 1945 by 29 member countries. Countries contribute money to a pool through a quota system from which citizens with low finance can get a chance to win funds. Through this activity you can be a millionaire and can also be able to cater for your needs and the needs of your family.
The International Monetary Fund(IMF) is compensation you with the sum of $ 1,100,000 USD
However, we have concluded to afford your payment through MoneyGram®, $6,000 twice daily until the total sum of $ 1,100,000 USD is completely transferred to you.
Please get back to us with the below:
Attached copy of your Identification.......
Contact our Customer Care at ( MoneyGramCustomerCare@t-online .de ) with your full information.
Note that your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 72 hours if we do not hear from you, this was the instruction given to us by the IMF.
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