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Beware of "The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam

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Beware of "The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam

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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)...... .....
(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.

Sincerely,
Name: Mr. FRANK TIME
Manager Director for MoneyGram

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  • July 4, 2019 at 2:33 PM by info

    "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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  • March 29, 2019 at 7:42 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original Message --------

    Subject: Attention: E-mail Address Owner

    Date: 03/27/2019 12:33 am

    From: Western Union® <info@westernunionbenin.com>

    Reply-To: united.b.ofiowa@gmail.com

    Welcome to Western Union®

    Send Money Worldwide

    www.westernunion.com

    Tel/Whatsapp 229-9806-4444

    Attention: E-mail Address Owner

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

    scam victims and your email address was found in the scam victim's list.

    This Western Union® office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your

    compensation to you via Western Union.

    However, we have successfully concluded all the arrangements to effect

    your payment through Western Union® Money Transfer. We have scheduled

    your payment to be completed by sending you $5,000 twice daily until the

    total sum of $200,000.00 is completely transferred to you.

    We can not be able to send the payment with your email address alone, we

    need your information as to where we will be sending the funds, such as;

    Receiver's name:...

    Address:....

    Country:...

    Phone number:....

    Note that your payment files will be returned to the IMF 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 received your information.

    Thanks,

    Mr. Tim Roll

    Dir. Western Union®

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  • March 26, 2019 at 1:43 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: HON.MR.Jerry Smith <aa@trad.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: Mon, Mar 25, 2019, 4:06 PM

    Subject: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND ANNUAL COMPENSATION FROM USA,

    The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation from USA .

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating all the

    scam victims and your email address was found in the scam victims list.

    This Money Gram®office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via Money Gram® Money Transfer.

    However, we have concluded to effect your own payment through Money Gram®Money Transfer, And you will be receiving

    $5,000,00 USD pay Day until the total sum of $4.5Million is completely transferred to you the receiver.

    This is the information of your first payment that need to be active in your name.

    Sender's name::::James nguyen

    Amount Sent:::::: $5,000

    Reference::::::::::83595143

    We can not be able to send the payment with your email address alone, we are here by needed your

    information to where we will be sending the funds.You Can Text us and fill below Information Tel:( 1501-242-8426) Or email us via email

    (moneygramoffice50@aol.com) contact Mr.Jerry smith.

    FULL NAME:

    CONTACT ADDRESS:

    OCCUPATION.

    DIRECT PHONE/CELL NUMBER.(for easy communication)

    Note that your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 72 hours if we did not hear from you because

    this was the instruction given to us by the IMF office here in NEW YORK CITY 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,

    THANKS AND GOD BLESS.

    BEST REGARDS

    HON.MR.Jerry Smith.

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  • March 17, 2019 at 1:37 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Mrs.Rita Taylor" <federalreservebankofnewyork15@yahoo.com>

    Date: March 13, 2019 at 8:27:02 AM EDT

    Subject: 2018 SCAM VICTIM'S COMPENSATION FROM THE IMF

    Reply-To: "Mrs.Rita Taylor" <ubabank564@yahoo.com>

    2018 SCAM VICTIM'S COMPENSATION FROM THE IMF

    This is to inform you that the IMF office instructed us to transfer your $6.5 Million Dollars compensating for all the SCAM VICTIMS and your email were found as one of the VICTIMS By IMF Security leading team and IMF representative officers, so between now until month of April 2019 you will be receiving a sum of $5000 dollars per day.

    However you are informed that we have already sent the first $5000 dollars this morning to you to avoid cancellation of your payment. You have only 48 hours to Email this office upon the receipt of this Email the maximum amount you will be receiving per a day is $5000. So we have released your first payment of today and below is the payment detail.

    Sender First Name:: Shelia

    Second Name:: Blackwell

    Test Question: When

    Answer::: Today

    Amount::: $5000 USD

    MTCN number is 543-573-4686

    Western Union tracking link: https://www.westernunion.com/global-service/track-transfer

    NOTE: Kindly track your first payment of $5,000 and confirm the availability because it is currently on hold because of the instruction from IMF office, they asked us to place it on hold by requesting a Clean Bill Record Certificate in order to fulfill the entire necessary obligation So that we will start sending you the payment through Western Union Money transfer system.

    The necessary Obligation I mean here is to obtain the Clean Bill Record Certificate from the Federal High Court.

    So provide the below information:

    YOUR FULL NAMES

    YOUR ADDRESS:

    YOUR PHONE NUMBER

    AGE

    SEX:

    YOUR OCCUPATION

    Further more you advised to email us as the instruction was passed that Within 48 hours without hearing from you, Count your payment canceled. manager director office and Do not hesitate to email us on (ubabank564@yahoo.com) as soon as you read this mail and email us with all your details.

    Thanks

    Mrs.Rita Taylor"

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  • March 12, 2019 at 6:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mr Mark William <joywilliam45@yahoo.com>

    Date: March 12, 2019 at 5:47:49 PM EDT

    Subject: urgent transfer

    Reply-To: Mr Mark William <wunion612@aol.com>

    Attn E-mail Address Owner,

    Website: www.westernunion.com

    Address: Plot 1261, Adela Hopewell Street CO/B/REP, Burkina Faso.

    Email: wunion612@aol.com

    ( 002269716593 )

    Attention: E-mail Address Owner,

    Sequel to the meeting held with Federal Bureau of Investigation, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating all the scam victims and some email users which your name and email address was found on the list.

    However, we have concluded to effect your own payment through Western Union® Money Transfer, $5,000 daily until the total sum of your compensation fund is transferred to you.

    BELOW IS THE MTCN AND TRACKING WEBSITE TO ENABLE YOU TRACK YOUR FIRST PROGRAMMED APPROVED PAYMENT,

    https://www.westernunion.com/ global-service/track-transfer

    MTCN#:242-130-4445

    Amount Programmed: $5.000

    You are advised to get back to contact person trough the email below for more direction on how to be receiving your payment

    Contact person: Sir. Marcel William

    Email address: (wunion612@aol.com)

    Thanks,

    Sir. Marcel William.

    Director Western Union Money Transfer,

    Head Office Burkina Faso"

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  • March 12, 2019 at 4:50 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mr. John C. Gerspach <alexmillar726@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:41 PM

    Subject: REF: - INSTRUCTION TO CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT WITH THE SUM OF (US$10,500,000.00)

    Citibank International Plc,

    14th Floor Citigroup Centre,

    Canada Square Canary,

    Wharf London E14 5LB

    United Kingdom.

    Dear Beneficiary,

    REF: - INSTRUCTION TO CREDIT YOUR ACCOUNT WITH THE SUM OF (US$10,500,000.00)

    This is the second time we are notifying you about this said fund.

    After due vetting and evaluation of your file that was forwarded to us by the Nigeria Government in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affair and Central Bank of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    This bank has an instruction to see to the immediate release of the sum of Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only (us$10.5Million) of your claim, that has been held on since it has to be transferred into your bank Account from their Offshore Account with this bank.

    The Audit reports given to us shows that you have been going through hard ways by passing a lot of difficulties to see to the release of your fund, which has been the handwork of some miscreant elements.

    The only thing needed to release this fund to you is the NON-RESIDENTIAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE which will be tendered to any of your nominated bank and the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) for clearance of the transferred amount in your bank account. Once the NON-RESIDENTIAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE is obtained, your fund will immediately reflect in your bank account, the certificate is all that is needed to complete this fund transfer to you.

    We therefore advice that you stop further communication with any correspondence outside this office since you do not have to pass through any difficulties to receive your fund as you have met up with the whole fund transfer requirements.

    The only thing required from you is to obtain the NON-RESIDENTIAL CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE to enable us credit your account directly by telegraphic transfer or through any of our corresponding banks and send copies of the fund transfer release documents to you and your bankers for confirmation. Should you follow our directives, your Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only (us$10.5Million) will be credited into your designated Bank Account within three (3) Bank working days from the date we receive the document.

    We also advise you not to go through anybody again but only through this Bank if you really want your fund.

    For further details and assistance on this Remittance Notification, kindly re-confirm these to us,

    1. Full Name:

    2. Residential Address:

    3. Age:

    4. Occupation/Position:

    5. Direct Telephone Numbers:

    6. Scan copy of your International Passport or Drivers License

    Please, accept my apology if you receive this letter in your spam email is due to recent connection error

    Your urgent compliance will facilitate the release of your fund.

    Congratulations

    Yours sincerely,

    Mr. John C. Gerspach

    Chief Financial Officer.

    International Banking Unit, Citibank UK."

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  • March 5, 2019 at 1:28 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Rose Joe <officeemessenger@gmail.com>

    Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 2:04:14 AM

    Subject: IMF Compensation Sum Of $250,000USD.

    Attention Please,

    The Transfer arrangement with WESTERN UNION and MONEY GRAM Department did not progress due to western union and money gram Money Transfer cannot be able to send your payment because such large amount of money can not been to transferred by western union and money gram money transfer without firm requirement that is required by this department. ninth Secretary-General Mr.Antonio Guterres, former IMF Director Mr. Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn and Madame Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund hereby releasing your Fund worth to you via Bank Wire.

    The western union and money gram method was not clear due to the (I.M.F & others Authorities) did not granted the large amount you were trying to get through western union and money gram, Because of the large amount I would like it to be transferred to your bank account in your country in the amounts of $250,000.00USD. in each transfer until you get the total funds of ($8,811,279.00USD) in your name, it is possible to wire the money into your account and to avoid difficulties with the Authorities.

    Please let me know if you like the idea, Note that $159.00 is the only cost you will pay to have the first$250,000USD payment into your account, this $159.00. charges is for the Form and IMF Certificate we will use to deposit the money into your account. email me now and let me know if you will send this $159.00. Form and IMF fee to have the first $250,000USD into your account.I am very sure of what I said, and it is a promise.

    Thank You.

    Contact:

    IMF Secretary-General

    Mr. Antonio Guterres,

    e-mail: imf.compensation@citromail.hu

    International Monetary Fund"

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  • November 19, 2018 at 2:40 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Dear Beneficiary

    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 Western Union office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via Western Union .

    However, we have concluded to affect your own payment through Western Union Transfer, $5000.00 per day until the total sum of $2.5 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 $5000 through Western Union store close to you.

    Money Transfer Control Number (M.T.C.N): 754 448 9926

    Senders First Name: Anthony

    Senders Last Name: Mike

    Text question___When

    Answer__45Minutes

    Amount Sent: $5000

    WEBSITE TO TRACK YOUR TRANSFER-----

    (Receivers name).

    (Country)..

    (Phone Number)..

    (Your Occupation)..

    (ID copy)..

    (Your Email Address)...

    NOTE: That your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 24hours if we

    did not hear from you because this was the instruction given to us by the IMF

    office here in 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.

    Cell phone: 1(717)353-8987

    Sincerely,

    DR. Danny White

    Manager Western Union"

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  • November 19, 2018 at 2:39 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Dear Beneficiary

    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 Western Union office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via Western Union .

    However, we have concluded to affect your own payment through Western Union Transfer, $5000.00 per day until the total sum of $2.5 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 $5000 through Western Union store close to you.

    Money Transfer Control Number (M.T.C.N): 754 448 9926

    Senders First Name: Anthony

    Senders Last Name: Mike

    Text question___When

    Answer__45Minutes

    Amount Sent: $5000

    WEBSITE TO TRACK YOUR TRANSFER-----

    (Receivers name).

    (Country)..

    (Phone Number)..

    (Your Occupation)..

    (ID copy)..

    (Your Email Address)...

    NOTE: That your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 24hours if we

    did not hear from you because this was the instruction given to us by the IMF

    office here in 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.

    Cell phone: 1(717)353-8987

    Sincerely,

    DR. Danny White

    Manager Western Union"

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  • October 12, 2018 at 5:27 AM by an anonymous user from Jasper, Tennessee, United States

    Got scammed out of third thousands dollars

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    • November 14, 2018 at 1:12 AM by an anonymous user from Novosibirsk, Russia

      Have received this type of e-mail with cheque for 2 000 000 pounds from HSBC .

      E-mail looks like this

      "The HSBC Bank authority is pleased to inform you that we are currently dispatching funds to all beneficiaries as appointed by the EU Monetary Compensation Funds Organizing Committee.

      All the previous fraud victims that were detected by the EU Monetary Compensation Funds Organizing Committee during the 2018 internet probe have been awarded certain compensation prizes based on their categories as classified by the committee.

      The total amount awarded to you is £2,000,000.00 as you came under the second category on the pay list. The compensation payments are awarded according to the details of victims as uploaded by the European Union Intelligence and Situation Centre to ascertain individuals whom have been scammed in one way or the other in Europe & Africa by the fraud artists, details of individual victims includes their email addresses with which they communicated with the scammers and their bank details which they provided to the scammers. This Welfare Program was established and signed into effectiveness in February, 2018 by the EU Monetary Compensation Funds Organizing Committee and ever since then a total number of 126 beneficiaries have successfully received their payments from our bank with happiness and have sent testimonies.

      Unfortunately, your bank details as submitted to our bank for your payment by the EU Monetary Compensation Funds Organising Committee with your email address as your payment reference seemed incorrect, we believe either your bank account details have changed over time or some information must be incorrect which led to your transfer not being successful and we are ready to resend your payment once information is corrected.

      Kind furnish us with your correct Bank Name, Account Number, Bank Address, Account Name & Swift Code to enable us reprocess the transfer and it will hit your account in 72hrs from time of the transfer."

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    • October 14, 2018 at 9:19 PM by an anonymous user from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States

      I've been a victim of these scams before. I now take the email with all the information saying I am a recipient of thousands, even millions of dollars to my Credit Union Fraud Department. Thus far, none of the so-called compensations have yielded any money, all scams.

      When and if one comes across as legitimate, I will note that here.

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  • September 10, 2018 at 2:01 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "ANDREW, Donald W." <w.ws@aioros.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: September 10, 2018 at 1:17:39 AM EDT

    Subject: Important Notice - Your US$5.9million Approved

    Reply-To: westerntd@outlook.es

    Good day!

    On behalf of the World Bank (WB) in conjunction with the International Monetary Fund Unit (IMF), Your claims compensation funds of us$5.9millions USD has been approved forwarded to Department of Western Union. The transfer rate of maximum US$7,600 USD dollar to be receiving every day through western union until the total funds is complete transferred.

    To this effect, regarding to your payment as soon as you establish a contact with the Western Union office with the transaction of your funds will be processed. you’re required to contact the Head of Operation Western Union, The name and contact address of the office in charge as follows:

    Contact Director: Mrs. Mary Timothy

    E-Mail Address: westerntd@outlook.es

    Contact Telephone: 229-944-31-571

    Below is details to forward as stated: Your Full Name:-- Contact Address:-- Direct Confidential Tel/Cell#:-- Occupation:-- Age:-- Any Valid Form of Your Identification:--

    Finally, you are advised to contact the director in-charge via email with your information, upon receipt of this e-mail for immediate release of your first payment US$7,600 USD dollar per day. kindly indicate this transaction code (FY86354) by using it as your subject of email to Mrs. Mary Timothy for recognition & timely reply for transfer of your payment.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Andrew Donald

    Executive Officer World Bank"

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    • September 21, 2018 at 12:19 PM by an anonymous user from Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

      Thank you....

      I received the same e-mail this morning.

      Janna.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 9:47 AM by info

    Received this scam:

    "Dear Email ID Owner,

    US$4,000 PAYMENT WE SENT TODAY TO PICK UP

    The IMF is compensating all the email address,that was fund as one of the ward win Victims and your email address is listed among the approved to pay sum of $2.5 million U.S Dollars. We have been instructed to transfer your US$2.5M USD compensation fund through Western Union $4000 daily. Please contact us with your receiver's information such as: Your full name, Address/Phone Number/ID Copy.

    Kindly reply to: westernunion.officebj@fastservice.com

    Name of director: Steve Clifford

    Phone Number: 229-64313748

    e-mail: westernunion.officebj@fastservice.com

    You should get in touch with him immediately and furnish him with your full details as required to enable him provide you with MTCN, text question/answer so you can pick up your first $4000 over there.

    Best Regards.

    Dr Elleen Hurst

    (CO-MANAGEMENT)"

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  • August 11, 2018 at 1:16 AM by an anonymous user from Stavropol, Stavropol’ Kray, Russia

    Most recently, she was the victim of such a similar fraud ... and on Instagram. Acquainted with an American, I corresponded, at least in English. He began to sing about his infinite love, that he was a lonely father, etc.

    Then one day he asks for help, says that at the moment he is at work on the contract and can not leave and make money transactions. and he is shining for a good job, the compensation of th ... he does not want to lose her and asks him to be his confidant in getting money to my account ... but for this transfer it is necessary to pay 350 dollars.

    What do you think, everything was so represented. that I transferred this money ... to the electronic box came by the official form of the instruction. which I had to follow, so in the next instructions again demanded payment for opening an account ... and then I saw it! but the friend so insistently asked to bring the matter to the end ... so asked .. I do not have money .. I find it, borrow it, then everything will be returned ... in general it's good that I came here and read all the information, barely got rid of it all, blocked to hell with his ... So thanks for the info

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  • July 16, 2018 at 7:13 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: MR. JIM KENDRICKS <B.GEN.@wing.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Subject: Dear Beneficiary,

    Dear Beneficiary,

    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 Money Gram®office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via Money Gram®Money Transfer.

    However, we have concluded to affect your own payment through Money Gram®Money Transfer, 5000.00 pay day until the total sum of $2.5 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 $5000 through MoneyGram store close to you.

    Money Reference Number (REF): 58244853.

    Sender's First Name: pieter

    Sender's Last Name:Odendaal

    MTCN:# 58244853

    Go to money gram office around you now to pick up your money immediately.

    (Receivers name)..

    (Country).

    (Address)...

    (Phone Number)..

    (Your Age)..

    (ID copy)..

    (Your Email Address)..

    NOTE: That your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 24hours if we did not hear from you because this was the instruction given to us by the IMF office here in 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.

    Sincerely,

    MR. JIM KENDRICKS,

    MONEYGRAM OFFICE MANAGER DIRECTOR COLORADO USA.

    Office Tel: 1(424 305-6497) .Text or Call

    Email: (moneygram272@yahoo.com)"

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  • March 27, 2018 at 12:51 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: MR MIKE TYSON <USA.@mint.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 9:00 PM

    Subject: FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF YOUR FUND YOU CAN TEXT HIM IMMEDIATELY 1(202)871-9689)

    DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS 19th Floor, 885 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10022 Bentham IMF, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    ATTN: FROM INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)

    This notification is from International Monetary Funds. My name is Christine Lagarde. I am the Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF). I am writing on behalf of (IMF) just to let you know that the formal arrangement to get you your funds worth US$2.5million was not cleared because of difficulties with authorities. Your Funds delivery arrangement would not be allowed by any of such companies mention bellow (Western Union Money Transfer, Money-Gram Money Transfer or Courier Delivery Company). The International Monetary Fund and Lawyer's Chamber have ruled-out those companies because of their incompetence and illegibility to people after collecting fees from them. The arrangements with such companies have failed due to difficulties with authorities on getting you the consignment through any of such three means stated earlier. Please, kindly stop any cooperation or conversation with them to avoid been scammed as they will not send you any thing in return. They are not any more in-charge of your consignment box because your funds is not any more in their control. Please for your own good, quit contact with any western union/Money-Gram/Diplomatic/Courier agent(s) or offices that might claim to be in possession of your long awaited overdue funds.

    Please reconfirm your full Banking Details to avoid wrong Transfer Such as:

    Full Name:

    Mobile Phone Number:

    Home phone Number:

    Bank Name:

    Bank Address:

    Account Number:

    Account Name:

    Routing Number:

    Regards,

    Mr Mike Tyson

    International Monetary Fund (IMF)"

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  • March 6, 2018 at 8:32 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: Re: The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation From USA.

    Date: On Mar 5, 2018 8:19 PM

    From: "Money Gram Office" <www.@triton.ocn.ne.jp>

    FOREIGN OPERATION MANAGER PAYMENT OFFICE,

    Money Gram locations in Milwaukee, WI.

    Address: 2539 W Greenfield Ave Milwaukee, WI 53204-1926 USA.

    Attention ! Attention !! Attention !!!

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

    However, we have concluded to affect your own payment through Money Gram®Money Transfer, $4,199.00 pay day until the total sum of $1.3 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. You Can Text or Call us and fill below Information or email us via email.

    Please confirm this information to them to avoid mistake.

    (Receivers name)

    (Country)

    (Address)

    (Phone Number)

    (Your Age)

    (ID copy)

    NOTE: That your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 72 hours if we did not hear from you because this was the instruction given to us by the IMF office here in Wisconsin, 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.

    Sincerely,

    Name: Mr. Richard Maxwell

    Managing Director for Money Gram Wisconsin USA."

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  • February 28, 2018 at 2:43 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------

    From: Rev Thomas Anderson <Officeportile@air.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: 2/17/18 9:51 AM (GMT-08:00)

    Subject: GET BACK TO ME IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE.

    Re: Read carefully,

    We write to inform you officially that the Board of Director of the Debt Reconciliation Center,In conjunction with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Finance Nigeria and The International Monetary Fund IMF is compensating all the scam victims with the sum of $4,700,000.00 USD each, and your email address was found in the scam victim's list to be compensated. This Western Union office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via Western Union Transfer.

    We need your information as where we will be sending the funds, such as,

    Receiver name.......

    Address......

    Country.......

    Phone number.....

    Your Age.....

    Your Sex......

    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.

    Thanks

    Rev Thomas Anderson

    234 812 749 4932

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  • December 30, 2017 at 9:08 AM by an anonymous user from Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    I have received over 70 emails from Access Bank in UK (Accessbank.G@financier.com. They have threatened me that IMF will go after my Social Security. They HAVE asked me to send money by Moneygram.

    Please be aware this is a SCAM.

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  • November 14, 2017 at 4:51 AM by an anonymous user from Madison, Alabama, United States

    I receive almost everyday this message and they even sent me a picture of the so-called money and an ID of someone who calls himself Diplomat Alex Ben. They are just stupid I assume, I was too. I told him a few choice things. Still sending me emails. Idiots!

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  • October 26, 2017 at 8:12 PM by an anonymous user from Houston, Texas, United States

    I would not recommend IMF to no one cause it was sad that this happened to me. I got a text on my phone stated that I was on the list for the winning then told me they were headed to my house with winnings ask me to give them more money because the taxpayers stop them, so I said you never left the headquarters, he told to go to sleep, he said I will take you to Court; all I want yall to do is refund my money now.

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  • October 26, 2017 at 6:31 PM by an anonymous user from Houston, Texas, United States

    I don't want it posted I have information you need to be refunded. I lost 350 dollars; he got information from me asking me for tax bill saying I owe the IRS. I'd social security numbers and electric bill and bank card So I send receipt where I got the money this the same problem person that sent the first Text. I can't pay my bills, I need it like right

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  • October 26, 2017 at 6:10 PM by an anonymous user from Houston, Texas, United States

    I was scammed just September 29, 2017. I just want my money back nothing else; somebody needs to give it back from IMF.

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  • August 22, 2017 at 1:27 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------

    "From: Dr Ben Alex <"www."@vivid.ocn.ne.jp>

    Date: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:41 PM

    Subject: Text or call me ( 1(314)5008154)

    Text or call ( 1(314)5008154)

    RE: 2000 - 2017 VICTIM'S COMPENSATION FROM THE IMF BENIN.

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating all the costomas victims and your email address was found in the victim 's list. This Western Union office has been fully mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via Western Union® Money Transfer.However, we have concluded to affect your own payment through Western Union. Money Transfer, $5,000 twice daily until the

    total sum of $2.500. Million is completely transferred to you. We can not be able to send the payment with your email address alone; there by we need your information as to where we will be sending the funds.Your first Payment has been sent. This payment was directed to be made available in your full information immediately you reconfirmed your full information as the following

    below

    Your Full Name..............

    Your Home Address...........

    Your Country/ City..........

    Your Age....................

    Your Sex....................

    Your Direct Phone Number....

    Your ID copy................

    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 received your information.

    Remain Bless

    Yours Sincerely

    try and contact

    Dr Ben Alex

    1(314)5008154"

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  • June 19, 2017 at 5:46 PM by info

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    "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 Money Gram®office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via Money Gram®Money Transfer.

    However, we have concluded to affect your own payment through Money Gram®Money Transfer, 5000.00 pay day until the total sum of $2.5 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 $5000 through MoneyGram store close to you.

    Money Reference Number (REF): 692 314 15

    Sender's First Name : Daniel

    Sender's Last Name: Ojadi

    MTCN:# 692 314 15 (Track the MTCN by visiting:::::::::https://secure.moneygram.com/track)

    You Can Text or Call once you fill below

    Information

    (Receivers name)............

    (Country)..................... ..

    (Address)..................... ...........

    (Phone Number).....................

    (Your Age).......................... ........

    (ID copy)............. ..................

    (Your Email Address)...................

    NOTE: That your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 24hours if we did not hear from you because this was the instruction given to us by the IMF office here in 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.

    Sincerely,

    Name: Mr. Richard Maxwell

    Manager Director for MoneyGram California USA.

    Office Tel: 1 (479) 385-3899Text or Call SMS"

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  • June 14, 2017 at 6:09 PM by an anonymous user from Berrechid, Casablanca-Settat, Morocco

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    -- start of scam --

    URGENT ATTENTION

    Mr. Andrew Tweedie <andrewtweediie@yahoo.com>

    INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND andrew_tweedie@imf-portal.org via yahoo.com

    INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)/World Bank

    Millbank Tower, 12th Floor 21-24;

    Millbank London SW1P 4QP ENGLAND

    Direct Phone: 447937156092

    Fax: 448458741197

    Dear Younes,

    We are in receipt of your mail and the content therein; however, we shall direct one of our payment centers to make your payment as soon as due verification is completed on your payment file. Be informed that this office have been mandated to make sure you get your payment,so you are advised to disregard any other communication from anybody/institution regarding your payment. Also make sure you keep your claim proceedings confidential and do not discuss it with a third party until you get your payment to avoid the activities of intruders and complication of your payment file verification.

    However, you are required to furnish us with the under listed information for final verification of your payment file and make sure you attach a copy of your valid Id (Drivers License or International Passport) as they are important for the processing of your payment. The information required are;

    (1) Name of Beneficiary:

    (2) Address:

    (3) Country of Residence:

    (4) Nationality:

    (5) Occupation

    (6) Telephone:

    (7) Fax:

    (8) Email:

    (9) Amount Expected:

    (10) Do you have any crime record?:

    (11) If yes, please explain:

    (12) Copy of Valid ID

    Make sure you attach a copy of your valid Id as it is very important for verification and processing of your payment.

    Yours faithfully,

    Mr. Andrew Tweedie,

    Finance Department Director.

    Tel: 447937156092

    This communique is from the International Monetary Fund, beneficiaries are advised to adhere strictly to directives. Any fund beneficiary who ignores instruction will be doing so at his/her own risk."

    -- end of scam --

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  • May 15, 2017 at 10:38 AM by an anonymous user from Monrovia, Montserrado County, Liberia

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    -- start of scam --

    WELCOME TO HEAD OF THE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER.

    AFRICAN FASTER WAY FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING MONEY WORLDWIDE:

    ADDRESS 445 DEROPKO,AKPAKPA COTONOU, BENIN REPUBLIC.

    Welcome to Western Union phone Tel: 229-98151176

    Attention :

    Thank you for calling Western Union , Yes am the Director this Western Union Head Office Benin Republic by name Mr.Kesh Mouhammed, Regarding your information sent to us by International Monetary Fund is well received,You are welcome to Oceanic Bank western union office Benin Republic. The valued of $2.700,000.00 usd is approved to your name from International Monetary Fund and I was in position to transfer the money to you by western union transfer and I have sent your first payment $5,000.00 today but still on hold.

    According to an instruction from the western union head office here in Benin Republic which indicates that I should be sending $5000.00Usd daily until your fund $2.700.000.00 is completely transferred to you,

    BELOW IS YOUR SECOND PAYMENT $50OO.OOUSD

    MTCN# 8860-3341-09#

    Sender’s First Name:-------Dr.Kesh

    Sender’s Last Name:------Mouhammed

    Sender’s Location:------- Seattle,Benin Republic

    Amount sent:------- $5000

    We made the payment to your name today but we check you file we discover that you supposed to pay $198.00 for our transfer fee before you will pick up your $5000.00 USD DAILY,

    Sorry I did not check your file before I made the payment to you but when the M.D of the Bank check your file to confirm the payment, we verify that you did not pay the transfer charges. You must pay the transfer fee $5,000 before you will pick up the $5000.00USD today.

    Meanwhile you suppose to pay our transfer charges before you will receive the $5000.00USD DAILY because We try our best to deduct the transfer charges fee from the total sum of $2.700.000.00 USD but In accordance to the engagement agreement with Benin Foundation De France (IMF / ECO-WAS / UNITED NATIONS) which we were clearly warned not to tamper with your fund and no deduction for whatever reason, stating that it is a measure to safeguard the fund of the beneficiaries from embezzlement and misdirection. That is why you have to pay the transfer fee $198.00 before you will receive your $5000.00USD .

    Then we should send another $5000.00USD Every day to your name immediately. The transfer charge fee is $198.00, and once you send the fee, we should send the MTCN control number for your $5000.00USD immediately.

    Now go to western union use this information and send the $198.00 for our transfer charges so you will pick your payment of $5000.00USD. immediately with the MTCN I will send to you, and tomorrow I will send you the second payment of the other $5000.00USD with the mtcn and you will go and pick it up, we guarantee you best service as we proceed sending the $5000.00USD every day to your name.

    Send the $198.00 through western union Or Money Gram with the information to enable me send your mtcn to you immediately.

    Receiver's name :OBI JOSEPH MMADUABUCHI

    Receiver's Country: Benin Republic

    Address cotonou.

    Text Question How Long ?

    Text Answer Today

    Amount to send $198.00 Only

    Please once you send the money with this information don't forget to send the MTCN number to us so that we can be able to pick it up in our office, we are waiting to have the transfer charges from you today so that we will release the $5,000.00 MTCN to you immediately. Thanks

    View the attached to know me very well.

    Call me:Tel: 229-98151176

    Thanks for using our best service,

    I wait for your response.

    Your In Service

    Dr.Kesh Mouhammed

    Tel: 229-98151176

    Western Union Director

    Congratulation"

    -- end of scam --

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  • May 6, 2017 at 10:15 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Based on our investigation of your payment, we want to find out if you're still alive or did you sign any deed of assignment with (Mrs. Sarah Johnson) to receive your fund worth of US$7.5M, reply to us with the following details, Your Name: ,Your Address ,Your Age/Sex,Your Mobile No: to email: shippment.aaara@asia.com

    Yours Sincerely,

    Mr.Andreas Bauer.

    International Monetary Funds Agent"

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  • April 13, 2017 at 8:16 AM by an anonymous user from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

    I received a email saying that I was owed money because my email was scammed.

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    • April 13, 2017 at 10:34 AM by info

      Delete it, it is just another scam.

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  • March 28, 2017 at 11:25 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --

    From: DIRECTOR JOHN PETER "MONEYTRANSFER."@plum.ocn.ne.jp

    Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    Subject: CALL OR TEXT DIRECTOR JOHN PETER FOR MORE INFORMATION 1(385) 200-5740

    Dear Customer

    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 Money Gram®office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via Money

    Gram®Money Transfer.

    However, we have concluded to affect your own payment through Money Gram®Money Transfer, $4,057.00 USD pay day until the total sum of $2.5 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 $4,057.00 USD through MoneyGram store close to you.

    Money Reference Number (REF): 488 540 2

    Sender's First Name:

    Sender's Last Name: Wunderlich

    MTCN:# 488 540 21

    -- end of scam --

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  • March 28, 2017 at 2:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --

    From: "Mrs. Amanda Okoye" <pastor.jamesotumba01@gmail.com>

    Date: 28 March 2017 at 07:40:56 BST

    To: undisclosed recipients: ;

    Subject: Payments.

    Reply-To: "Mrs. Amanda Okoye" <departmentwestern_union3322@yahoo.com>

    Attention

    The International Monetary Fund wishing to officially notify you once again of this status via your email address as our previous letter to your home address mailbox was returned undelivered,therefore we use the above email/letter to inform you that a cash payment for Tax-Refund of the over due accrued interest of your contractual- inheritance payment, I wish informed you that we have concluded arrangements to effect your payment of $4,500,000 Usd through western union Swift Money transfer services today, but the maximum amount you will be receiving every day starting from tomorrow is $5,000 according your state or country's international financial transfer regulation as reflected in our transfer system daily until the funds is completely transferred.

    Upon your acceptance we will give you the contact information of Daniel Martin the Electronic Transfer officer of western union transfer service for immediate programming of your first transfer:

    Agent Name:Daniel Martin

    Office Tele: 22968564523

    Thanks for your Prompt Response."

    -- end of scam --

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  • January 21, 2017 at 6:02 PM by an anonymous user from Sacramento, California, United States

    My friend's Facebook account was hacked and an instant message sent saying that people who make under $120,000.00 a year could get a check for $80,000.00 from the government's IMF Fund, The number given to call back for an agent was Mary John 614-929-7338.

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  • January 17, 2017 at 11:50 PM by an anonymous user from Patan, Central Region, Nepal

    Here is another scam:

    "Mrs.Rose Mosa <rosemosa@hotmail.com>

    17 Jan at 3:59 PM

    Attn: Beneficiary

    Going by the order received today by the Presidency of International Monetary Fund (IMF),Please note that your payment USD$950,000.00 ATM CARD is now placed on hold in our zonal office for last official file review necessary for the delivery to take place. We are compensating you for the mismanagement of beneficiaries fund from our past appointed zonal officers.

    After our investigation carried we discovered that your ATM CARD which has been pending for long time.kindly give answers to the below questions for Verification Form without any delay for beneficiary claim delay. Your identification code IS UKTNL5632 for compensation.

    You are advised to contact our Zonal Coordinator, Mr.Micheal Adamz, Please do send him your:-

    (1)FULL NAMES:

    (2)CONTACT ADDRESS:

    (3)COUNTRY:

    (4)TELEHPONE NUMBER:

    Mrs.Rose Mosa

    International Monetary Fund"

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