"The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam

The email message below with the subject "The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation," which claims that the recipients are approved to receive thousands of dollars from the International Monetary Fund(IMF) via MoneyGram Money Transfer, is a scam that is being sent by scammers to their potential victims. Recipients of the fake email message should not respond to it or follow the instructions in it. Remember, every month, scammers send out thousands of scamming email messages in an attempt to trick recipients into thinking they have won the lottery, or have received money from an organisation or an individual. Potential victims who respond to the scamming email messages will be asked by the scammers to send hundreds or thousands of dollars, which the scammers will claim are for taxes and other fees that the potential victims must pay in order for them to receive their so-called compensation or money. But, once the scammers receive the money sent by their victims, they will disappear, leaving the victims disappointed, frustrated and thousands of dollars poorer.

The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation Scam

The "International Monetary Fund Compensation" Scamming Email

Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:32 AM
Subject: The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation from USA.

The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation from USA.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating some scam victims and your email address was found in the scam victims list. This MoneyGram®office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via MoneyGram®Money Transfer.

However, we have concluded to affect your own payment through MoneyGram®Money Transfer, $4,500.00 pay day until the total sum of $5.5 Million United States is completely transferred to you the receiver. We cannot be able to send the payment with your email address alone, we are hereby needed your information to where we will be sending the funds.

Here is the information to pick up your first payment of $4,500 through MoneyGram store close to you.

Money Reference Number (REF): 17 36 95 82
Sender's First Name: Elliot
Sender's Last Name: Mazer
MTCN:# 17 36 95 82 (Track the MTCN by visiting::::::::: https://secure.moneygram.com/track

You Can Text or Call(202) 524-2388 once you fill below Information

(Receivers name)...... .....
(Address)............... .................
(You’re Age)........... .................
(ID copy)............. .. ................
(phone number)........ ...........

NOTE: That your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 72hours if we did not hear from you because this was the instruction given to us by the IMF office here in California, USA. We will start the transfer as soon as we received your information. You are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message for any reason what so ever because the US FBI is already on trace of the criminals from Africa.

NOTICE: To text or call this office for any question.

Manager Director for MoneyGram

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May 4, 2021 at 6:20 PM by
"The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam

Another scam:

"From: Payment Office <rj245329@gmail.com>

Date: May 4, 2021 at 5:41:53 PM EDT


Reply-To: paymento@aol.com



The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating all the scam

victims from 2019 to 2021 and your email address was found in the scam

victim's list. The United bank of Africa has been fully mandated by

the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via bank

Transfer.However, we have concluded to affect your own payment through

Transfer, The total amount is sum of $1 Million dollars is to

transferred to your bank account. We can not be able to send the

payment without your notice of your full acount information; thereby

we need you to reconfirmed your full information as the following


Full Name:...

Home Address:...

Country/ City:…….

Age: ………


Direct Phone Number:...

ID card copy:...

Bank account...

Bank name...

Reply back with your full information. Note that your payment files

will be returned to the IMF within 72 hours if we did not hear from

you, this was the instruction given to us by the IMF. We will start

the transfer as soon as we receive your BANK information.

Remain Bless

Yours Sincerely

Director: Hon Innocet Robert

Email: ( paymento@aol.com )

Payment Office"


July 23, 2020 at 12:33 PM by
"The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam
an anonymous user from: Ocala, Florida, United States

IMSGP contacted me recently. They sounded like a ligit organization until they got to the point of telling me I would have to pay money to get money. Something stinks and it is not me.


December 11, 2019 at 2:40 PM by
"The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam
an anonymous user from: Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

I received ad email from:

"US Traasury Deaprtment IMF scammed compensation payment for $350,000. I must transfer by Western Union $293.00 to a private address in the US to activate the funds transferred to my bank account..."

please confirm if information it is valid.


December 11, 2019 at 3:06 PM by
"The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam

No, it is not valid, it is a scam.


September 7, 2019 at 9:27 AM by
"The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam
an anonymous user from: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The message was coming through IM, from a legitimate contact (or so I thought). The scammer was impersonating/using my friend IM Account. The scammer ask me for information that is in the public domain, such as NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER. So we traded messages, until before giving out confidential information.

I asked the scammer for Facts that only my friend and me would know, since we worked together at some point in time. Obviously the scammer couldn't confirm any of the facts I asked to be verified. Then I call my REAL Friend and asked him if he was sending me the messages. He said "NO", is not me. Then I got back into the IM spoofed/hacked account and I told the scammer his cover was blown, I terminated the conversation.

NO info was stolen. SO please beware of any messages about UN Monetary fund, even if is what may appear as a legitimate contact.

IF ANY, TELL THE SCAMMER take the money you need from my incoming funds and sent me the rest.


August 29, 2019 at 10:47 AM by
"The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam
an anonymous user from: Hicksville, New York, United States

I was made aware of this IMF giving people money by someone who I know and told me that I am on the list. I sent an email to IMF I get a response that I am on the list and that I will be receiving about $120,000 now in order to have my check delivered I have to do to 10 different stores and purchase an Amazon gift card for $100 apiece which totals to $1,000 to pay for it to be delivered.

The person that I know my whole life told me to go for it because it works, its not a scam. I keep telling her that it is a scam. SO reading my story can someone please tell me if this is a scam or not.


September 7, 2019 at 9:30 AM by
"The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam
an anonymous user from: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

It is a scam. Call your friend and get proof. do not email him/her. GET VOICE confirmation and you'll see that it is a scam. if you cant call him/her then ask for facts that only you and your friend know.


August 29, 2019 at 11:11 AM by
"The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam

It is a scam. And, the person you are talking to may not be your friend. Your friend account may have been hacked or cloned and is being used by online scammers or cybercriminals.


August 1, 2019 at 6:56 AM by
"The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam


Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:14:30 PM


Attention: Beneficiary,

I am Barr Alfred Morris the Financial Counselor and Director Monetary and Capital Markets Department, (I.M.F). I'm a highly placed official of the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F).

Note. Due to the global financial crisis rocking the American's, Africa, Asian and European Countries, we the (I.M.F) International Monetary Fund conducted an investigation at the Western Union Headquarters and the Money Gram Headquarters in America with the assistance of the United States FBI and the CIA. We wish to inform you that during our investigation process at the Western Union Headquarters and the Money Gram Headquarters, your name was found among the scam victims that sent out money through western union to other countries without receiving anything in return rather all you got was a empty promises of your funds release.

So therefore, the World Bank has approved the total sum of $6,500,000.00 (Six Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ) only to your name and the approved fund is ready for immediate payout to you as a compensation, but you will have to pay $165usd for CLAIMS AFFIDAVIT and $185usd for IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT CLEARANCE papers, so the total amount you are to pay is $165 $185 = $350usd only, and that is the only fee requested and your compensation funds would be release to you with immediate effect. Note among the 35 scam victims that was approved to receive the compensation funds, 19 scam victims has been paid $6,500,000.00usd each and you are the next victims to be paid on the list.

But surprisingly yesterday, we received a message from a man who identify himself as Mr. Patrick Edward, he claims to be your cousin, and he told us that you are dead, and he wants the approved compensation fund to be release into his personal bank account stated below, and Mr. Patrick Edwards also agreed to pay the $350usd requested for the CLAIMS AFFIDAVIT and the IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT CLEARANCE papers of your compensation fund.

Bank Name: 1st Mariner Bank.

Bank Address: 201 W Baltimore Street. Baltimore, MD 21201

Name of Account Holder: Patrick B. Edward.

Account Number: #473-843-8484

Routing Number: #897-900

But due to our intelligence and experiences, we dishonor Mr. Patrick Edward request, because we need to be 100% sure that you are dead before we can proceed on releasing the funds into your cousin bank account stated above, so whereby send you this message to confirm if truly you are dead or alive, and your failure to respond back to this message within the next 48hours will leave us with no doubt but to believe that you are dead according to Mr. Patrick Edward and we will go ahead with the fund release to Mr. Patrick Edward account after the receipt of the $350usd payment from him, but if you are still alive and you receive this message, quickly get back to me via this email address: imffoundation@qq.com

You are advised to respond back with the details required below.

Your Full Name:

Home Address:

Office Address:

Direct Telephone Number:



Best Regard,

Barr Alfred Morris,

Financial Counselor and Director

Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF.


Here is another scam.


July 4, 2019 at 2:33 PM by
"The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam

"From: Unclaimed Fund <web.b150@gammg.org.in>

Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Subject: Compensation of £ 500,000.00. Kindly view the attached!"

Another scam.


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