The "World Bank and the IMF" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

The "World Bank and the IMF" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

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The fake "World Bank and the IMF" 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. 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.

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A "World Bank and the IMF" Advance-Fee Scam

From: Barclays Bank Plc UK <account@mail.k12ea.gov.tw>

Date: April 3, 2019 at 4:37:30 AM MDT

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Subject: Inheritance/Contract Fund

Reply-To: helen.keelan@aol.com

Barclay's Bank PLC, UK

1 Churchill Place

London, E14 5HP, United Kingdom


Dear Esteemed Customer,

We at this bank wish to congratulate and inform you that after through review of your Inheritance/Contract funds transfer release documents in conjunction with the World Bank and the IMF assessment report, your payment file was forwarded to us for immediate transfer of a part-payment of US$800,000.00 to your designated bank account from their offshore account with us

The audit reports given to us, shows that you have been going through hard times by paying a lot of money to see to the release of your funds, which has been delayed by some dubious officials.

We therefore advice that you stop further communication with any correspondence outside this office since you do not have to pay any money or fee to receive your funds as you have met up with the whole funds transfer requirements.

The only thing required from you is to obtain the Non-Residential Clearance to enable us credit your account directly by telegraphic transfer or through any of our corresponding banks and send copies of the funds transfer release documents to you and your bankers for confirmation.

Should you follow our directives, your funds will be credited and reflect in your bank account within five (5) bank working days from the day you obtain this Non-Residential Clearance.

For further details and assistance on this Remittance Notification, kindly forward your




Directly to my private ;E-mail: mrshelenkeelan@mail2finance.com,helenkeeln.bbplc@outlook.com

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Helen Keelan

Head, International Banking Division.

Barclay's Bank PLC, UK.

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  • Apr 4, 2019 at 12:07 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    Thu 4/4/2019 1:53 AM
    From: "Andrew Tweedie ( Director Finance Department"

    Attention: Sir/Madam

    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 inform 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


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