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Beware of "The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation" Scam

2016-09-07T18:16:05 -  +
Beware of "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.

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The "International Monetary Fund Compensation" Scamming Email

From: MR. FRANK TIME love_sex_69@alice.it
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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  • Posted: 2018-03-27T12:51:09 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: MR MIKE TYSON
    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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  • Posted: 2018-03-06T08:32:42 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"

    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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  • Posted: 2018-02-28T02:43:31 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: Rev Thomas Anderson
    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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  • Posted: 2017-12-30T09:08:44 by an anonymous user from or near: Springfield, 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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  • Posted: 2017-11-14T04:51:51 by an anonymous user from or near: 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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  • Posted: 2017-10-26T20:12:50 by an anonymous user from or near: 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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  • Posted: 2017-10-26T18:31:13 by an anonymous user from or near: 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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  • Posted: 2017-10-26T18:10:36 by an anonymous user from or near: 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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  • Posted: 2017-08-22T01:27:04 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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  • Posted: 2017-06-19T17:46:42 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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  • Posted: 2017-06-14T18:09:44 by an anonymous user from or near: Berrechid, Casablanca-Settat, Morocco

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

    -- start of scam --
    URGENT ATTENTION
    Mr. Andrew Tweedie

    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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  • Posted: 2017-05-15T10:38:22 by an anonymous user from or near: 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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  • Posted: 2017-05-06T22:15:44 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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  • Posted: 2017-04-13T08:16:36 by an anonymous user from or near: Clemmons, North Carolina, United States

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

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    • Posted: 2017-04-13T10:34:08 by info

      Delete it, it is just another scam.

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  • Posted: 2017-03-28T23:25:17 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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  • Posted: 2017-03-28T02:57:00 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --
    From: "Mrs. Amanda Okoye"
    Date: 28 March 2017 at 07:40:56 BST
    To: undisclosed recipients: ;
    Subject: Payments.
    Reply-To: "Mrs. Amanda Okoye"

    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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  • Posted: 2017-01-21T18:02:54 by an anonymous user from or near: Elk Grove, 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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  • Posted: 2017-01-17T23:50:28 by an anonymous user from or near: Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal

    Here is another scam:

    "Mrs.Rose Mosa
    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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