Fake MoneyGram Payment Emails Being Sent by Scammers

Fake MoneyGram Payment Emails Being Sent by Scammers

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If you have received fake MoneyGram emails like the one below, which ask recipients to make payment in order to receive thousands or millions of dollars, please do not follow the instructions in them. This is because the fake emails are being sent online scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money for some so-called payment their victims will never receive.'

Usually, scammers use email addresses from free email providers like Hotmail.com, AOL.com, Yahoo.com or Gmail.com. So, once you see a MoneyGram email message coming from one of those email addresses, that is a red flag that it is a fake.

A Sample of a Fake MoneyGram Payment Email

From: Mr Gary Ball <joywilliam45@yahoo.com>

Date: February 23, 2019 at 8:41:58 AM EST

Subject: Good Day

Reply-To: Mr Gary Ball <moneygram448@aol.com>

I am Mr.Gary Ball due to our Manager was pasted away last week I was appointed as new Manager in this money gram office and I went through our office payment files and find out that you have sum of $1 million here in our custody since last two years ago ,I later observed that you need to comply with sum of $150 in order to starts receive your payment.

I am writing to inform you that I have sum amount of money at hand to assist you to complete your transaction here in our custody, but it's not yet complete and secondly you have to assure me that after I assisted you on this transfer,as soon as you receive your first installation payment that you will refund my money back to me. The reason why I want to assist you out of this payment,because if this fund last for more than three months in our custody, it will transfer to Government account.I need your urgent respond today,so that we shall starts process your transfer of your first $3,000.00.each mtcn and you will be allow to received three payments per day which is $9,000.00 you.reconfirm Your Receiver Details such as Your name_Address_Country_City_Tell.Send all these needed information in this Email (moneygram448@aol.com)

I am looking forward to hear from you as the funds beneficiary.

Thanks and God bless,

Mr.Gary Ball.

Foreign Operation Manager.

If you have received a suspicious MoneyGram email, go to MoneyGram's legitimate website at www.moneygram.com, select your location, then click the "Contact Us" page. You can then report a fraudulent email or contact them and ask them to verify a suspicious email using the email address or telephone number listed on the page.

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  • May 16, 2019 at 12:14 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: George Switzer <andrea.savcakova@inmail.sk>
    Date: May 16, 2019 at 4:39:02 AM MST
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: MoneyGram Payment
    Reply-To: officedesk1978@email.cz

    Attention Beneficiary.

    Money Gram American Regional Final Notification on Pending Payments.

    This is to officially notify you that Money Gram American Regional operations/payment reconciliation Committee has reviewed your payment file and issued payment authorization order to the Special Transfer Unit (MGT-STU) to immediately start transferring your daily $5000 until your total amount of USD$ 2.500,000.00 USD being part payment of your fund is paid in full.

    This gazette was released after an 8 hour joint meeting of Money Gram International and Joint committee of American ministers of finance, Reserve Bank. This resolution was championed by the UK Embassy due to the numerous complaints levied by UK nationals whose payments has been seized, held or delayed due to numerous taxes and fees. We have now resolved the hitches and you are advised to contact the Money Gram Special Transfer Unit for the re-instatement of your payment file. They will be giving you further directives to this regards.

    We apologies for the inconveniences you might have had before while in the quest to receiving your fund and we assure you that the problem has been resolved and you can now receive your fund without further delay through our Special Transfer Unit. Contact the director immediately on the contact information below and you are mandated to round up with your re-instatement of your fund within 7 days. This takes immediate effect from this day. All beneficiaries that do not comply to this directive within the stipulated time frame(7 days) will not blame anyone for non-payment as non processed payment files will be referred back to the Federal reserve account as unclaimed payment.

    STU Contact Information: MGT-STU Office
    Email: officedesk1978@email.cz

    Finally, the first payment has been generated and the References# is stated below (You are required to re-instate your payment folder with STU office before this transaction can be uploaded to the central system for pay out)-Senders First & Last Name: Janet Foreman. Reference#: [69133972] / [31995301]. There is no time to waste, go ahead and clarify with the STU Officer and start receiving your payments. You have just Seven (7) days to process your payment file.


    Yours in service.

    George Switzer
    Chairperson Payment Reconciliation Board"


  • May 11, 2019 at 2:19 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "G-20 Group Money Gram UK" <biblio@ffyb.uba.ar>
    Date: May 11, 2019 at 2:56:32 AM MST
    Subject: Get Back To Me.
    Reply-To: g202019inquiring@gmail.com

    21st Floor, Stratton Street,
    London, W1J 8LT

    The G-20 Group in relationship with HSBC London has concluded that our
    working partner (Money Gram UK) has helped us to send instalmental payment
    of £5,000 on behalf of the Group Twenty (G-20) in conjunction with the UK
    government and will keep sending you £5,000 twice a week until the full
    payment of (£820,000) is completely transferred to you.

    Here is the information from the £5 000.00 your first payout
    Name of sender: kelly Pedersen
    AMOUNT: £5 000

    To Claim your money, You are to forward your information to our money gram
    agent (Mr Ron Edwards) via email: g202019inquiring@gmail.com


    All related matters to this shall be treated confidential until your fund
    is transferred to you to avoid impersonation or double claiming.

    Contact Mr Ron Edwards for the funds clearance certificate which necessary
    for the release of your funds.

    Have a great day ahead
    Mr Ron Edwards
    Money Gramm Agent
    ASAP – reply as soon as possible,


  • April 9, 2019 at 9:40 AM by info

    The scammers are using this email address: moneygram@greenmail.net


  • March 15, 2019 at 9:22 AM by info

    Received this scam:

    "Date: Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Mrs. Ekaterina Nikolaeva <Nikolaeva@pastel.ocn.ne.jp> wrote:

    Your first Payment of $5000 usd is approved to send to you today, So kindly reconfirm your receiver’s name information to the money gram office for the approval of your fund payment of ($4.700`000`00USD) to be sign and release to you immediately you send the below information to them: Note that your payment files will be returned to the IMF within
    24 hours this is the instruction given to us by the IMF.

    Your Receiver's:
    Your Country:
    Your Telephone No:
    Your Address:
    Your Passport Id:

    Contact Money Gram Office
    Name: Mr. Frederic Houndeton
    Email: (moneygramoffice65@yahoo.com)

    Our Money Gram Office will release your payment to you and the maximum amount you receiving each day from today is $5000 usd daily until the funds complete Transferred. Once we receive your information. The transfer will commence. The IMF is compensating all the scam victims ($4.700`000`00USD) each, and your email address was found in the scam victim's

    Mrs. Ekaterina Nikolaeva
    From Federal Government
    Benin Republic"


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