The IFC Grant Program scam or Global Development Funding Program below is being used by online scammers to trick potential victims. The scammers asked potential victims to provide personal information such as signatures or bank account information, and to pay certain advance fees, often described as "processing fees." In return, the potential victim was promised sums of money that the person soliciting the "fees" had no intention of paying. In some cases, those seeking the funds used the names of actual Bank staff members to sign the letters in order to bolster their credibility.
An IFC Grant Program Scam
Subject: IFC Fund Approved (IFC-060290_EC)
We are pleased to announce that your EMAIL ADDRESS has been selected to receive $ 1,500,000 under the IFC Global Development Funding Program. It was agreed and signed by the management team of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Board of Directors of the World Bank Group and UBA Group. The reference number of your file is (IFC-060290_EC).
All beneficiaries were selected through the IFC Global Random Integrated System, which has received more than 27 million e-mail addresses on the Internet. The lucky beneficiaries do not need to buy a ticket to participate in this IFC Global Development Funding program. Include your full details, such as your name and phone number: Age: Gender: Address and your file reference for processing and disbursing your IFC Global Development Fund. You are to receive your fundings through a certified VISA ATM Card. With this VISA Card you can withdraw money from any part of the World without being disturbed or delay. Contact Mrs. Onari Duke with your code: IFC-060290_EC for more information.
Card Issuing Bank: UBA Group
Contact Name: Mrs. Onari Duke
We hope to hear from you as soon as you receive payment for the IFC Global Development Fund. Further information on the IFC Global Development Funding Program can be found on our website: www.ifc.org
Mr. Philippe Le Hou¨¦rou (Chairman of IFC)
If you receive what seems to be an unusual money request from person(s) representing to be members of the World Bank Group, or have concerns as to the authenticity of the World Bank Group's actual involvement in a particular transaction, solicitation, notification, directive or request, do NOT respond to the request and do NOT send any money or provide any of your personal bank account details.
If you would like to verify whether any particular individual is a World Bank employee, please contact the World Bank's Human Resources Service Center at 202-473-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org The HR Service Center provides employment verification for World Bank employees.
If you would like to verify whether a particular individual who claims to represent the World Bank is a World Bank employee, please contact the World Bank's Human Resources Service Center at 202-473-2222 or email@example.com. The HR Service Center provides employment verification for World Bank employees.
The World Bank does not typically investigate these types of scams. Therefore, If you feel you have been the victim of such a scam you should contact local law enforcement authorities.