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 Compensation" Scamming Email
From: MR. FRANK TIME
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)...... .....
(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.
Name: Mr. FRANK TIME
Manager Director for MoneyGram