Sign in

IFC

Sharing is caring! Having problems with IFC? Use ScamPulse to make a complaint

IFC Reports & Reviews (33)

Victim Location 77007
Type of a scam Government Grant

I was contacted by a male acquaintance that I had been friends with on facebook for a long time and told "I was so surprised that i got $150,000,00 when i applied for the IFC and you don't have to pay it back.. You can also get this money too" Etc. I responded letting them know I wasn't interested in a scam and that I knew it was a scam but they just kept refusing to take no for an answer.

I reported them on facebook.

Victim Location 78666
Type of a scam Government Grant

Hacker used an Instagramer who is related to me to provide information about a joint Government Grant program with IFC. They expressed the amount of money they gained, advised me to apply using the number 2102007268 to contact Attorney Williams Henry. Initial contact was made at 2 AM and as of the next day the message stated “Instagramer” as the name and my family members picture was gone. My family member did mention a few minutes after the image disappeared that she was hacked and they made a second account as well. Luckily I refuse to provide information without researching and I found a similar issue on BBB as well.

Victim Location 55403
Type of a scam Government Grant

On October 29, 2018, I was on contacted via Facebook by a scammer purporting to be MICHEAL MCKNIGHT, Agent for International Finance Corporation (IFC). His Facebook profile indicated that he was located in Washington, DC (tel #205-267-1003). He presented that I was the "winner" of a government grant from IFC, on the condition that I remit a certain amount of money, in advance, via MoneyGram. He had also hacked a FB account of a personal friend, sent me (fake) FB messages from her, supposedly indicating how trustworthy McKnight was, and that she had already "benefited" from the program. Once I contacted my friend by phone, she confirmed that she never sent me any such messages on FB, that it was a scam. Fortunately, I did not remit any funds via MoneyGram. I have today filed a complaint with the FBI via website www.tips.fbi.gov. I will also file a complaint with Facebook, notifying them that their platform has been hacked. I have deleted all personal information from my Facebook account, and changed my profile picture. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS IFC SCAM.

Victim Location 40218
Type of a scam Government Grant

I’m supposed to wire 500 dollars to Walmart to Walmart for a total of 1000. I was contacted by someone that apparently is a friend of mine on Instagram. She said she was compensated 50,000 in grant money and had to pay 1000. I told her that I don’t have that kind of money and she said she would loan me 500 and I can pay the rest next week.

Victim Location 16648
Type of a scam Charity

A woman named Joyce Stedelbaurer sent me a friend request, and since she was a friend of a friend I confirmed, but the first thing she did was to ask me if I had heard of IFC giving grants, and I then looked it up and her up--she had no other friends listed but my friend, whom I contacted and she had just confirmed this person today, but said that Joyce was persistent. I told her to unfriend her as I had. I then posted a warning to my friends not to friend her if she contacted them!

Victim Location 39211
Type of a scam Government Grant

A girl text me through Instagram telling me about this scam and I was messaging him then start calling and it was a text app

Victim Location 35235
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

Someone hacked my friend's InstaGram account and was talking about a 80,000 loan she had taken out for a business. They told me about a grant opportunity and told me to contact them. I was given 856-492-1529 to call/text which I did and there was a reply asking me for my full name and home address. Once I gave them my name I messaged the friend on another social media website and asked if it was her just to be sure and she confirmed that it was not. I never sent them any info other than my 1st and last name but. I noticed that there was a lot of misspelled words in the text and they kept asking me about my information through text instead of calling me. Both me and the friend were targeted. No other info was provided by the scammer but a phone number.

Victim Location 30039
Type of a scam Government Grant

He goes by the name Howard Greg, hacked a friends FB account and sent me this text message.

THIS IS A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE GRANT FOUNDATIONS ISSUING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN GRANT MONEY TO VARIETY OF GROUPS EACH YEAR. GRANTS ARE AWARDED TO INDIVIDUALS EACH AND EVERY DAY. GRANT PROGRAMS ARE NOT LOANS. YOU DECIDE HOW MUCH YOU NEED. AS LONG AS THE AMOUNT IS LAWFUL AND YOU MEET THE FOUNDATIONS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES REQUIREMENTS, THE MONEY IS YOURS TO KEEP AND NEVER NEED TO BE REPAID. GRANT MONEY IS NON-TAXABLE AND INTEREST-FEE. GRANT MONEY DOES NOT REQUIRE A CREDIT CHECK, SECURITY DEPOSITS OR CO-SIGNERS, YOU AS A TAX PAYER ARE ENTITLED TO APPLY FOR THIS MONEY. THIS PROGRAM IS BASED ON HELPING PAYING FOR MEDICAL BILLS, BUYING A HOME, SALESMAN STARTING THEIR OWN BUSINESS, GOING TO SCHOOL, TEACHERS, RETIRED TEACHERS, WITH SENIORS OLD AND RETIRED PEOPLE. WHEN LOOKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GRANTS AND LOANS. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY BACK A LOAN, OFTEN WITH INTEREST. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY BACK A GRANT, YOU ONLY PAY FOR THE DELIVERY. HOPE YOU AGREE WITH THE TERMS BEFORE WE PROCEED?

Victim Location 35805
Type of a scam Government Grant

Someone contacted me via Instagram. About a govt grant from IFC. The grant was for the amount of $50,000.00. I texted the number and there was a response they are waiting for me to contact them back today.

Victim Location 06498
Type of a scam Government Grant

Text from a hacked fb message asking me to pay large amount of money as a grant that I was approved for.

Victim Location 08015
Type of a scam Government Grant

I was contact via social media by a family friend who stated she received $20,000 in grant money. She said she was told you don't have to repay the money back and it has really helped her out. So I checked it out, texted IFC to the number she gave me. They asked for my info and I did, but got a funny feeling so I did some research and turned out it's a scam.

Victim Location 38128
Type of a scam Government Grant

I was contacted on Facebook by two different women about government grants if i paid a fee upfront

Type of a scam Government Grant

I started receiving messages last night from a "friend". I was busy and didn't chat. As soon as I logged onto Facebook this morning, December 11, she started telling me she had somethings she wanted to discuss with me. I did send the code to the number above but very quickly decided to check online about this "grant". It said it was a scam so I immediately blocked the number and unfriended this person as I was advised to do. When I asked her some personal question like where she was living all the answers were very vague. The message also stated that I would receive a reply from them by 10:00 today and then she would send me a link

Check fields!

Report IFC


Upload here Increase visibility and credibility of your review by adding a photo

IFC Contacts

If you know any contact information for IFC, help other victims by adding it!

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | New