"International Monetary Fund" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

"International Monetary Fund" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

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The fake "International Monetary Fund" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information by impersonating someone else. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

The "International Monetary Fund" Advance-Fee Scam

From: "From International Monetary Fund." <IMF@vesta.ocn.ne.jp>

Date: March 25, 2019 at 2:30:24 AM MST

Subject: Attn Fund Beneficiary,

Reply-To: "From International Monetary Fund." <barrjohnrob@aol.com>

Attn Fund Beneficiary,

This is to inform you that we received an immediate Payment Order from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executives, to release your outstanding payment sum of $9, 500, 000, 00 USD within the next three to 10 working days to you.

We have been mandated to settle every outstanding foreign debt, owned by the Federal government, on Contract payment, Inheritance payment and other external debts, including lotteries and compensation payments, which you are listed as a beneficiary in the payment schedule for this batch. This payment mandate came directly from The World Bank Headquarters, In Washington, D.C,United States of America. Your E-mail is on the list, based on established International debts report and financial statistics database, verified by the Debt Management Office (DMO) of India confirming the authenticity of your debt origination from us the money was approved today.

We have been authorized to release the funds to you with immediate effect, So we urge you to reconfirm your below information for verification to enable us process your payment immediately.

1. Your Full Names..........

2. Your Resident Address..........

3. Your Cell/Phone Numbers........

4. Your WhatsApp Number:…

5. Your country:..................

6. Your city:.....................

So contact Barrister John Roberts though this e-mail: [ barrjohnrob@aol.com ] to enable he give you more information about releasing the funds to you as instructed. Expecting your immediate response.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde,

The Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund.

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  • June 6, 2019 at 7:05 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Mr. Andrew Tweedie" <nb@ossc.ru>

    Date: May 28, 2019 at 4:37:00 PM MST

    Subject: [Spam]Treat Urgently Regarding Your Payment..

    Reply-To: imfagent.andrew@aol.com




    A power of attorney was forwarded to our office this morning by two gentlemen, one of them is an American national and he is MR. DAVID DEANE by name while the other person is MR. JACK MORGAN by name a CANADIAN national.

    This gentleman claimed to be your representative, and this power of attorney stated that you are dead, they brought an account to replace your information in other to claim your fund of $1.5 Million Usd which is now lying DORMANT and UNCLAIMED, below is the new account they have submitted:


    Vancouver, CANADA

    ACCOUNT NO. 2984-0008-66

    Be further informed that this power of attorney also stated that you suffered and died of throat cancer. You are therefore given 24hrs to confirm the truth in this information, If you are still alive, You are to contact us back immediately, Because we work 24 hrs just to ensure that we monitor all the activities going on in regards to the transfer of beneficiaries inheritance and contract payment.

    You are to reply to this office immediately for clarifications on this matter as we shall be available 24 hrs to attend to you and give you the necessary guidelines on how to ensure that your payment is wired to you immediately.

    Just also be informed that any further delay from your side could be dangerous, as we would not be held responsible for wrong payment.

    Mr. Andrew Tweedie

    Finance Department Director

    International Monetary Funds Agents"


  • May 25, 2019 at 6:03 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: IMF OFFICE <mail@rise-will.com>

    Date: May 25, 2019 at 9:53:31 AM EDT

    To: caco.carazzai@sinos.net

    Subject: Good News,

    Reply-To: caco.carazzai@sinos.net

    Good Day,

    The general governing body of International Monetary Funds, IMF has authorized my Office to settle all the Foreign Outstanding Debts owed to the citizens of ASIA, AUSTRALIA, EUROPEAN, AFRICA & AMERICA, CANADA to support people in countries across the region affected by the Tsunami and Hurricane. Also include individuals whose Inheritance claims were denied many years ago. Hence, you received this letter for either of the above reasons. The IMF Foreign Policy and Currency Regulation offered loan of $23 billion based on that Agreement, $2 billion was mapped out for the Foreign Debts and your name was among those Beneficiaries to be paid through my Office the sum of Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars. ($2.5M)

    This has been approved and duly signed by the Finance Department of the United Nations Compensation Commission However, the Committee on Foreign Payment Policy in the United Nations has put in place measure to make sure that you receive this refund payment through Standard Chartered Bank Online Transfer. You are hereby directed to contact Standard Chartered Bank, Florida Miami USA and provide them with your Payment Reference Code (IMF/WH75148) and also your personal information such as Full Name/Address/City/State/Zip Code/Home and Mobile Telephone number.

    Contact Person: Mark O'Neal

    Standard Chartered Bank

    Email: caco.carazzai@sinos.net

    Tel: 1 (786) 485-5683


    Mr. Raymond Barns

    IMF Debt Reconciliation's Committee"


  • May 24, 2019 at 9:17 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Alliant Credit Union" <info@update.com>

    Date: May 23, 2019 at 6:06:51 PM MST

    To: Recipients <info@update.com>

    Subject: Dear Fund Owner,

    Reply-To: mrjulianchu0@gmail.com

    Dear Fund Owner,

    We want to inform you that the International Monetary Fund authorized our bank to release your overdue contract inheritance payment fund amounted $2.5million to you, Though the fund originated from Asia precisely (China) but from all the indications, the people in charge of your payment back in china failed woefully to release your fund to you after all your effort to claim it thus, The IMF and UN decided to hand your fund over to our bank here in the states so it can be paid to you via bank to bank wire tranafer or online banking depending the method of payment preferable to you.

    You are hereby warned to stop whatever communications you are having with group of persons or person in regards to your fund because they will continue to demand money from you with no fruition.

    Get back to us immediately for more directives on information we shall be needing from you so your fund can be released to you via bank to bank wire payment or online banking which will enable you to access your fund and also transfer it from your online account to any bank account of your choice.

    Make your reply to mrjulianchu0@gmail.com


    Mr. Julian Chu

    Payment Officer"


  • April 23, 2019 at 1:44 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "( I.M.F ) Head Office" <diplomatjohnsongerald@gmail.com>

    Date: April 23, 2019 at 10:46:43 AM EDT

    To: undisclosed-recipients:;

    Subject: Attention; Fund Beneficiary,

    Reply-To: Internationalmonetaryfund@teachers.org

    Attention; Fund Beneficiary,

    This is to intimate you of a very important information which will be of 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 Mr.merit sylvester,Managing Director 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 and that is why I was appointed to handle your transaction here in the United States. All Governmental and

    Non-Governmental prostates, NGOs, Finance Companies,Banks, Security Companies and Courier companies which have been in contact with you of recent have been instructed to back off from your transaction and you are advised NOT to respond to them anymore since the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is now directly in charge of your payment.

    Your name appeared in our payment schedule list of beneficiaries that will receive their funds in the second quarter payment of the year because we only transfer fund twice in a year according to our banking regulation. We apologize for the delay of your payment.Now your new Payment, United nation Approval No; UN5685P, White House Approved No: WH44CV, Reference No.-35460021,your Certificate of Merit Payment No:

    103 and Secret Code No:IMF601.Your part payment inheritance fund is USD$9.5Million. Having received these vital payment numbers, therefore you are qualified now to receive and confirm your payment with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)Washinton Headquarters immediately within the next 78hrs. We assure you that your payment will get to you as long as you follow my directives and instructions. We have decided to give you a CODE, THE CODE IS:IMF601. Please, any time you receive a mail with the name Mrs.Rosa

    Ashley, check if there is CODE (IMF601) if the code is not written, please delete the massage from your box! Due to security reasons, the management of the I.M.F has withdrawn the inclusion of names in the mails so as to determine the identities of our beneficiaries to avoid payment of funds to an undisclosed individual. Based on the criteria made available to us by the I.M.F management,you are to verify the following information;

    FULL NAME.....






    This is to ensure the recipients identity in our pay roll. 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 Headquarters. I hope this is clear. Any action contrary to this instruction is at your own risk.


    Mr.merit sylvester.

    ( I.M.F ) Head Office

    Managing Director

    Washington Dc, United States



  • April 10, 2019 at 11:45 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    From: Mrs.Christine Lagardes <Mrs.Christine@ocbcnisp.com>

    Date: Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 1:16 AM

    Subject: Re: From: International Monetary Fund.


    We would like to bring to the notice of the general public that several variants of financial scam letters purporting to be sanctioned by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or authored by high ranking IMF officials are currently in circulation, and may appear on official letterhead containing the IMF logo. The scam letters instruct potential victims to contact the IMF for issuance of a “Certificate of International Capital Transfer” or other forms of approval, to enable them receives large sums of monies as beneficiaries. The contact e-mail information is always BOGUS and unsuspecting individuals are then requested to send their personal banking details which the scammers utilize for their fraudulent activities.

    Contrary to what is stated in these scam e-mails, letters, or phone conversations, the IMF does NOT authorize, verify, monitor, or assist in contract or inheritance payments between third parties and/or Governments, nor does it endorse the activities of any bank, financial institution, or other public or private agency. For purposes of clarification, the IMF is an inter-governmental organization whose transactions and operations are carried out directly with its member countries.

    If you have already received such e-mails, you are advised to terminate all further contacts with the scammers, and in the event that you have sent them funds, you can contact Mr. Frank Daniel to assist you and have all complain forwarded to the EFCC in Nigeria.

    We apologize for all loss and with the help of the Nigeria government, we where able to recover so much money from scammers, that is why we are compensating you with the sum of $5.000.000 US dollars, from the Nigeria government, to receive this payment, you are advised to contact out IMF officer Mr Frank Daniel. To assist you with the receive of your compensation payment,

    Note: To receive your compensation payment, it would cost you just a $150 dollars for the setting up of an online baking account that needs to be setup to your name in Africa, to proceed, kindly contact our agent with your information needed below.

    1. Full Name

    2. Sex

    3. Residential Address

    4. Fax/ Phone Number

    5. Country

    6. your Identity card

    kindly reconfirm the above information, it's for the benefit of your transaction.

    Contact Name: Barrister Frank Daniel

    Email: frankdaniel01@yeah.net

    Best Regards.

    International Monetary Fund.

    Mrs.Christine Lagarde


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"International Monetary Fund" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers