The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" Scam

The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" email below, which claims that the recipients are approved to receive thousands of dollars from the International Monetary Fund(IMF), 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 organization or an individual.

The International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation Scam

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 Finance and Compensation" Scamming Email

Hello My Dear Friend

How are you and your entire family, I hope you are all swimming in the Ocean of health

I am Andrew Tweedie from United states and I work with International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation , I am the Department Director , I have contacted you for a very important transaction deal that has to be Implemented and I need to work with you for success of this deal , Team work is needed to actualize this transaction

There was a Compensation funds that was supposed to be paid to Late Mr. Mac Miller which is $165,000,000.00( One Hundred and sixty five million US dollars) unfortunately this Compensation funds has been granted by IMF after the death of Late Mr. Mac Miller and currently been deposited in US Federal Reserve Bank , I will give you more details on the funds and how you can be presented as Late Mr. Mac Miller business associate and the funds will be paid and release to you by FRB , we share the funds and use it to create investment company together , please write to my official email indicating to proceed (

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May 23, 2021 at 1:58 PM by
The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" Scam
an anonymous user from: Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela


Este mensaje ha sido identificado como un correo no deseado. Se eliminará después de 10 días. No es un correo no deseado

Este mensaje ha sido identificado como un correo no deseado. Se eliminará después de 10 días.

Mrs.YukiyoshI Ohyatsu <>

Dom 23/5/2021 4:54 AM

Querido Beneficiario,

Me gustaría hacerles saber que en una reunión celebrada por el Fondo Monetario Internacional en Afiliación a la Unión Europea, se ha acordado que se ha aprobado una compensación de $950,000.00.

Esto es para reconocerle que su identificación de correo electrónico se encontró entre los que recibirán esta compensación, su dirección de correo electrónico se extrajo automáticamente a través de una máquina de votación por correo electrónico, es por eso que está calificado para recibir el pago de compensación mencionado anteriormente.

La Unión Europea nos pidió que nos comuniquemos con usted sobre cómo enviar su pago de compensación de $950,000.00 con tarjeta de débito de cajero automático en persona. Comuníquese con nuestro coordinador de zona, una firma consultora con la información requerida a continuación en su dirección de correo electrónico (

Nombres completos:

Dirección de residencia:

Edad del género:

Número de teléfono:

Estado de origen:


YukiyoshI ohyatsu


This message has been identified as spam. It will be removed after 10 days. It is not spam

This message has been identified as spam. It will be removed after 10 days.

Mrs. YukiyoshI Ohyatsu <>

Sun 5/23/2021 4:54 AM

Dear Beneficiary,

I would like to let you know that in a meeting held by the International Monetary Fund in Affiliation to the European Union, it has been agreed that a compensation of $ 950,000.00 has been approved.

This is to acknowledge you that your email id was found among those who will receive this compensation, your email address was automatically extracted through an email voting machine, this is why you are qualified to receive compensation payment previously mentioned.

The European Union asked us to contact you about submitting your $ 950,000.00 offset payment by ATM debit card in person. Please contact our zone coordinator, a consulting firm with the required information below at your email address (

Complete names:

Residence address:

Gender age:

Phone number:

State of origin:


YukiyoshI ohyatsu


January 22, 2021 at 4:41 PM by
The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" Scam
an anonymous user from: Montgomery County, Maryland, United States

contacted from 1-785-337-0266 supposedly a Mr John Mike with an id card requesting 450 to as a delivery fee to deliver 15.5 million awarded me by the Supreme Court because I had been scammed. please see if you can catch an incarcerate this scammer.


October 25, 2020 at 7:35 AM by
The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" Scam
an anonymous user from: Perkasie, Pennsylvania, United States

can you tell me if this is real or a scam funds owership certificate international monetary funds imf/fmf/foc


October 25, 2020 at 8:06 AM by
The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" Scam

It is a scam.


December 20, 2019 at 3:17 PM by
The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" Scam

Here is another scam:


Date: December 20, 2019 at 1:14:37 PM MST

Subject: Text or call 1(406) 233 1698


Compliments of the season Sir/Madam,

This is to inform you that the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) AND FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (IMF) here in Federal Republic of Benin is compensating all Scam Victims and your email address was found as the lucky ones to be compensated the total sum of $2.5 million dollars through our Money Gram office Channel.

You will be receiving $5,000 everyday until the total amount is completely transferred to you, today we will sent you $5,000 as approved so you are hereby required to reconfirm your below info and note that you will send some money for International transfer permit before the transfer can hold:

1. Name:

2. Country and City:

3. Address:

4. Phone Numbers:

5. Occupation:

6. Age:

The above information should be directed to:


Number: 1(406) 233 1698

Secret code: MGX678G.

Note: Your file will expire after 7 days if there is no response, then we will not have any option than to return your fund to IMF as unclaimed."


October 1, 2019 at 6:52 PM by
The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" Scam

Here is another scam:

- Forwarded message -


Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 3:17 PM


( I.M.F ) Head Office

Senior Resident Representative

1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington,

DC 20431, USA.


Attention; Fund Beneficiary,

This is to intimate you of a very important information which will be of a great help to redeem you from all the difficulties you have been experiencing in getting your long over due payment, due to excessive demand for money from you by both corrupt Bank officials and Courier Companies after which your fund remain unpaid to you. I am Christine Lagarde, a highly placed official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It may interest you to know that reports have reached our office by so many correspondences on the uneasy way which people like you are treated by Various Banks and Courier Companies/ Diplomat across Europe to Africa and Asia /London Uk. We have decided to put a stop to that.

All Governmental and Non-Governmental prostates, NGOs, Finance Companies, Banks, Security Companies and Courier companies...

Now your new Payment, United Nation Approval No; UN5685P, White House Approved No: WH44CV, Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No: 339331, Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No: 103, Released Code No: 0763; Immediate (IMF) Telex confirmation No: -1114433; Secret Code No: XXTN013.


You are hereby advised NOT to remit further payment to any institutions with respect to your transaction as your fund will be transferred to you directly from our source. I hope this is clear. Any action contrary to this instruction is at your own risk. Respond to this e-mail on: (mrs. with immediate effect and we shall give you further details on how your fund will be released.


Mrs.Christine Lagarde (I.M.F).


July 16, 2019 at 7:19 PM by
The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" Scam

"From: Eobank Nig Plc <>

Date: Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 7:28 AM


We have been waiting for you because your file brought to our bank here

to release your full payment, so you should follow our instruction so

that your account will be a smooth transfer.

We are working according to instruction here, your payment is coded we

don’t have power to deduct a single dollar from your amount, you should

know that you are not banking with our bank here, they brought your file

here to release your full payment, and the instruction is to release

your full payment and we should not deduct any single dollar

from your money, any expenses will be paid from your pocket.

You should know what is going on around the world, fraud, money laundry

/ terrorists, so international monetary fund (IMF), and United Nation,

and the law of the bank here that any money above one million dollars

must back up with document from high court.

we are waiting for your call today, we are going to release your payment

through bank to bank wire transfer, you should send us your passport or

any of your id card so that we can use it and open an online banking

account here in our bank for you, so that you can transfer by yourself

to any account all over the world through online banking.

After we open the account we will instruct you how you are going to make

the transfer into your account or anywhere in the world, and there is

what is called COST OF TRANSFER CODE (COT) with that you will use

transfer your payment into any account, but you must see your payment in

your online account first before you need the COST OF TRANSFER CODE

(COT) to transfer.

Call us immediately on our direct phone number 2349091504726, we are

waiting for your urgent and try send us your direct telephone number and

try send us your id card and address you want us to use open the online

bank account for you and credit your payment into your online account.

Congratulation once more.


Mr. Ade Ayeyemi

For Ecobank Nig Plc

Director of foreign payment

phone number 2349091504726"

Here is another scam.


July 16, 2019 at 10:23 AM by
The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" Scam
an anonymous user from: Sikeston, Missouri, United States

And By The way it was also thru the IMF!


July 16, 2019 at 10:21 AM by
The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" Scam
an anonymous user from: Sikeston, Missouri, United States

What if we have been scammed out of thousands of Dollars, How or can we file charges to get our Money Back?! Or will we?


July 16, 2019 at 11:02 AM by
The "International Monetary Fund Finance and Compensation" Scam

If the money was sent via money transfer services like Western Union, it is virtually impossible to get your money back.

If the money was sent via a bank, you can open a dispute with the bank, which maybe able recover your money.

But, regardless of how the money was sent, please contact the police for help.


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