The "International Monetary Fund Payment Compensation" Scam

The "International Monetary Fund Payment Compensation" Scam

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The fake "International Monetary Fund Payment Compensation" 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 Payment Compensation" Advance-Fee Scam

Dear Beneficiary,

I hope this email finds you in a convenient condition.

On behalf of Christine Lagarde, the IMF director and at large, I am Andew Tweedie, Director Finance Department, International Monetary Fund - IMF. Also, i have been authorized to contact you.

First, we introduce this commission, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF), we fight cyber crime, Internet fraud, scam and money laundering in any part of the world, Our commission has been in existences since 2002 and our duty is to stop internet fraud.

The Leaders of the World Crime fighters, and (IMF) has come together to informing the world what is going on and we have recovered over $522 Million dollars (Five Hundred and Twenty two million dollars) from the fraudsters around the world.

However, these body IMF had a meeting and have concluded in compensating you the victim with the amount of $8.3 million dollars. The reason we are writing you this letter is to reconfirm your full information and our aim is to refund all lost fund to its legitimate owner through our paying bank here in the U.S.

I will look forward to reading from you which will enable us proceed further to releasing your fund to your designated bank account upon receiving your quick reply.


Andrew Tweedie

Director Finance Department

+1 206-966-6649

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  • October 9, 2019 at 8:48 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mrs. Ruba Otu <testis@opentechgr.com.br>

    Sent: Saturday, October 5, 2019 3:25 PM

    To: Recipients

    Subject: Attention Dear Beneficiary,

    Attention Dear Beneficiary,

    This office have received official message from the International Monetary Fund to keep on sending your compensation payment total of (US$2,800,000.00), through western union swift money transfer services today. But the maximum amount you will be receiving per send is (US$10,000.00) according your state or country's International financial transfer regulation as reflected in our transfer system daily until your fund is completely transferred.

    Note; that your first payment doesn't bear your name as as receiver yet until you contact the western union agent, so please contact the accredited western union agent for the details of your first payment of (US$10,000.00) and reconfirm your correct details that you will like your first transfer to be program with such as receivers name, destination where you will like the transfer to be send to and your cell phone number for urgent communication if the need arise and make sure you copy reply and contact the agent through his office email noted in this message his name is Mr. Maxwell Samba contact him immediately as soon as you receive this email.

    Best Regards

    Mrs. Ruba Otu."


  • August 1, 2019 at 12:04 AM by info

    "From: Mr.Davidson Rollins <info@imf.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:41 AM

    Subject: (I.M.F ) Head Office

    (I.M.F ) Head Office

    Senior Resident Representative


    Attention: 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 Mr. Davidson Rollins, 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 and that is why I was appointed to handle your transaction here in America as Mr Donald J Trump has given me the permission.

    All Governmental and Non-Governmental prostates, NGOs, Finance Companies, Banks, Security Companies and Courier companies which have been in contact with you of late have been instructed to back off from your transaction and you have been 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 this 3rd 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 and please stop communicating with any office now and attention

    to our office payment accordingly.

    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.

    Your part payment inheritance fund is USD$ 10.7 Million. Having received these vital payment numbers, therefore you are qualified now to receive and confirm your payment with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) American Region immediately within the next

    24hrs. I 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: 805. Please, any time you receive a mail with the name Mr. Davidson Rollins, check if there is CODE

    (805) if the code is not written, please delete the message from your box!

    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 (rollinsdave@tutanota.com) with immediate effect and we shall give you further details on how your fund will be released.


    Mr. Davidson Rollins

    (I.M.F) Head Office"

    Here is another scam.


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The "International Monetary Fund Payment Compensation" Scam