"Letter From World Bank Online Department" Scam

Online users, if you have received emails like the one below, purporting to be from the "World Bank International" or World Bank Group asking you to go to a website and sign-in with the username and password provided, please do not follow the instructions in the same emails. This is because the same emails are fakes being sent by online scammers, who are attempting to trick potential victims into visiting a phishing website that steals online account credentials (usernames and passwords).

Letter From World Bank Online Department Scam

The "Letter From World Bank Online Department" Scam

From: "WORLD BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC" <jimyoungkim09@outlook.com>

Sent: Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 9:53



Headquarters 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA.

Phone Number ( +1 202 852-2007)

Attention Dear Esteemed Customer ,

Congratulation for the successfully of Opening of your None Residence Online Banking Account system where you can transfer your total funds of $10.5 Million USD direct into your nominated Bank account

Below is your Online Banking Account details, Kindly Click: hxxp://worldbkgp.tk our website And then click login to login to your Non Residence Online Banking account with your Non Residence Online Banking Account and password below

Account Number For Your Login :::::: 1273918977

Password for your login :::::

Login and click Money Transfer and then fill your account number where to transfer your total funds of $10.5 Million USD to complete your transfer online

Kindly update us immediately the transfer is completed





The link or website address in the fraudulent email goes to the following fake website: hxxp://worldbkgp.tk. Therefore, online users are asked not to visiting the same website.

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May 25, 2018 at 8:32 PM by
"Letter From World Bank Online Department" Scam
an anonymous user from: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Beware of e-mails coming from 1-318-759-0388. They are posing as a rep from World Bank and offering grants of $50,000.00. LOOSE THEIR NUMBER! THEY TRY TO GAIN YOUR BANKING INFORMATION. BEWARE!


May 1, 2018 at 1:45 PM by
"Letter From World Bank Online Department" Scam
an anonymous user from: Sunnyvale, California, United States

Just now received the below email.

"Dear Valued Beneficiary (Last reminder).

On behalf of the World Bank, the United Nations (UN), the United States

Treasury Department, The International Criminal Police Organization,

ICPO or INTERPOL, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central

Intelligence Agency (CIA), it has been identified that you were in

several contacts with people in various EU Countries, United States of

America, United Kingdom-London, Malaysia, entire Africa Region,

the entire Asia Countries and the entire Middle East without you knowing

their operating locations.

The World Bank has pledged that all scam reconciliation payment should

be made by a reputable bank via any chosen/preferred payment method.

After a judicial review by the World Bank and the G20 Summit. The United

Nations have carried out a judicial due diligence and we hereby confirm

that these impostors operates with false promises by the form of fake

diplomatic services, fake online banking system, fake lawyers, fake

intimate online dating love and fake security firms/companies.

Consequently, the UN has by virtue of this constitutional power and

authority wish to inform you that the sum of (One Million, Five Hundred

Thousand United State Dollars Only) will be paid to you with the view of

making sure that you receive this fund, via a scam compensation

agreement once we ascertain your bonafide status that you have lost

money through any means mentioned above.

For effective compensation processing, we want you to reconfirm the

following information ASAP:-

1) Your full names.

2) Your telephone and fax numbers.

3) Your secured address for the delivery of your Visa ATM Debit Card.

Once we receive information above, we shall advise you accordingly.

We await your urgent attention.




March 27, 2018 at 10:35 AM by
"Letter From World Bank Online Department" Scam
an anonymous user from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing what scammers will think of next. Even the cofounder of Apple was hit by one.


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"Letter From World Bank Online Department" Scam