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

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.

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

From: Barclays Bank Plc UK <>

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

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Subject: Inheritance/Contract Fund


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:,

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. Helen Keelan

Head, International Banking Division.

Barclay's Bank PLC, UK.

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  • October 9, 2019 at 6:06 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Hafez Ghanem <>

    Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Subject: Attn:

    To: Recipients <>


    I have important information for you based on your outstanding payment. Send all response to

    Hafez Ghanem

    Vice President, World Bank"

  • June 23, 2019 at 6:11 PM by info

    "From: "JIM YONG KIM"<>

    Date: June 23, 2019 at 8:25:11 AM MST


    Subject: Your Urgent Response is Needed

    Reply-To: <>

    WORLD BANK) Head Office

    The World Bank 1818 H Street,

    N.W. Washington, DC 20433 U.S.A.

    Debt Release Funds.

    Our Ref:-4C9X0UE3X0


    We hope this notification arrives meeting your good health and mind.

    WORLD BANK in conjunction with some other relevant investigation

    agencies here in the United STATES of AMERICA have recently been

    informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that you

    have an over-due payment in tone of (FIVE Million Five hundred thousand

    United States dollars). with UNITED BANK OF AFRICA

    NOTE: There are numerous scam emails on the internet, impostor

    impersonating names and images. We therefore warn our dear citizens to

    be very careful with any claim email you receive prior to these

    irregularities so that they do not fall victim to this ugly

    circumstance anymore. And should in case you are already dealing with

    anybody or office claiming that you have a payment with them, you are

    to STOP further contact with them immediately in your best interest

    and contact the real bank Union BANK of AFRICA only where your

    fund is laying, with the below information:


    NAME: Mr Frank Obi



    Contact the bank today and furnish them with this information below

    for processing of your payment/funds accordingly.we will be monitoring

    your transaction till you receive your over due payment,this is the agreement

    between united nations and European union/America government to ensure smooth

    transaction and stop not say we did not contact you,united nations is

    also monitoring with IMF unit to make sure all goes well.just make sure you

    follow any instruction giving to you,you must receive your fund under 7 bank

    working days just watch and see, seeing is believing .




    NOTE: In your best interest, any message that does not come from the

    above email address should be nullified and avoided

    immediately for security reasons.




    Here is another scam.

  • April 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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