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International Bankshares Company / International Monetary Fund Reports & Reviews (34)

• Jul 08, 2021

Scammer's phone 3105961591
Country United States
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes
Initial means of contact Not applicable

I received a text message saying that my phone number was randomly pick to win 10.200 dollars and to send them my ID so that they can mail me out a check after I did it that's when it hit me that this could be a scam but they already have my information I would like to know what can I do so they don't mess me up I feel so stupid right now please can you help me out I would really appreciate anything you could tell me to do thanks in advance

• Jun 21, 2021

Victim Location 39669
Type of a scam Government Grant

Sarah Bens as a representative of the international monetary fund wanted me to send $1500 to get a grant for $50000 They created a fake Instagram account in a relatives name and after talking to who I thought was a relative I was told to go to a website where they asked me questions to verify my identity and then asked me how much grant money I wanted. I said 50 thousand and when they told me that would cost $1500 I balked. It's a scam. Glad I gave no bank info or card number but they do have a copy of my driver license. They claimed to be someone I knew and trusted and were trying to steal money I need desperately. They should be jailed. They contacted me again today saying they wanted to help me and asked if I had a PayPal account. I'm worried about identity theft now and preying on senior citizens ought to increase their jail time. I'm humiliated and embarrassed and they really had me thinking this was the answer to my prayers.

• Feb 02, 2021

Victim Location 49348
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I was contacted on Facebook messenger out of the blue by a friend on Facebook IM, asking if I got mine yet?

I took the bait, he told me to call 206-338-5844and ask for Paul Robinson the PCH manager, which I did, I and his email was full of spelling errors, so I checked google and and realized I’m being scammed and now they won’t leave me alone on Facebook instant Message

• Nov 19, 2020

Victim Location 93306
Type of a scam Charity

I was told by a friend to contact a place called IMF it's called the international monetary fund they told me if I send them $1,000 by 2:30 in the afternoon I would have a check for $25,500. I didn't feel safe that it was legitimate so I'm reporting it and hoping that I can find out something from you if it's real or not real because a friend of mine has gotten a check but she had you invested for three months before she can touch it thank you

Victim Location 44111
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a Facebook message on 4/8/2020 from Sederick SeanCapone White that stated: "I was told the international bankshares company and international monetary funds are supporting disable retired poor and workers to earn our living and business. Am so happy i got $200,00 cash from Mr Courtney Pearson who work as the delivery agent for ibc and imf but am surprise i saw your name on imf list when he came to deliver me my money at my door step and i wask and he told me you're getting the money too..You need to contact Mr. Courtney Pearson so that he can bring you your money. 503-994-8597 Text him right now that you're ready to claim your winning Money"

I told him I did not believe him and he send to send a text right away and that it was not a scam at all. He said: "If you get in touch with the claiming agent now you will realize that it's real and legit"

I did not do anything. I contacted BBB.

Victim Location 33990
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter

This was posted on the actual website for IMF:

Fraudulent Scam Emails Using the Name of the IMF

We would like to bring to the notice of the general public that several variants of financial scam letters purporting to be sanctioned by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or authored by high ranking IMF officials are currently in circulation, and may appear on official letterhead containing the IMF logo. The scam letters instruct potential victims to contact the IMF for issuance of a “Certificate of International Capital Transfer” or other forms of approval, to enable them receives large sums of monies as beneficiaries. The contact e-mail information is always BOGUS and unsuspecting individuals are then requested to send their personal banking details which the scammers utilize for their fraudulent activities.

Contrary to what is stated in these scam e-mails, letters, or phone conversations, the IMF does NOT authorize, verify, monitor, or assist in contract or inheritance payments between third parties and/or Governments, nor does it endorse the activities of any bank, financial institution, or other public or private agency. For purposes of clarification, the IMF is an inter-governmental organization whose transactions and operations are carried out directly with its member countries.

Victim Location 75762
Type of a scam Government Grant

Ph# was 208-505-4333 and the caller's name was Alan Martin and he said her name had been drawn for a grant. If she paid $1000, she received $30,000; if she pays $2000, she gets $50,000 and on up and up! He contacted her on Facebook and she thought it was her friend!!!

She gave him her name, address, ph# and how much Social Security she receives monthly. When she calls the number back, it goes to a voice mail. She is to FedEx the $$$, but she stopped before getting an address to send the $$ to. All communication was by "texting" - no verbal communication.

Victim Location 82935
Type of a scam Government Grant

Got a message from relatives claiming to have received $50,000.00 from a gov grant..This program is a worldwide promotional tour embarked on for the disabled, Unemployed, Student, Workers, Retired, Young & Old people.The  IMF grant isn't a loan and you do not have to pay it back,Are you ready to apply now?.. This is the message. It asks for alot of personal information to apply. And I'm being pestered to text the number right away.. Its supposed to be under the name of Attorney Rachel Alex.

Victim Location 73044
Type of a scam Government Grant

Used Facebook Messenger to sign me up for a federal grant. going to send me $50,000. CASH!!! for a transaction and shipping fee of $500.

He still believes that I am going to do it. I have Messages we exchanged

His name is Robert Graig and he claims he is a Federal Grant Claims agent. Working for International Monetary Fund.

Not doing it NO way is anyone going to send me tax free CASH by Fed Ex. within 12 hours.

Wanted Amazon Gift cards for payment of the $500.00..I am suppose to go and buy those and send a picture of the cards.

Victim Location 86413
Type of a scam Phishing

I was messaged from what appeared to be my cousin on Facebook. And so I believed it, I thought it was from my cousin. Stated that the International Monetary Fund had money for me and I needed to send some money. So i did. Well then they needed more money. And more after that. Be careful of your facebook friends.

Victim Location 43207
Type of a scam Government Grant

Andrew Williams says he's from the International Monetary Fund, and your name is on a list, the amount you have to pay is dependent upon the prize you choose, like $2200 for $750,000 to pay taxes and delivery fees upfront in order to claim the prize. You contact him through Messenger. He wants me to go to CVS to buy prepaid cards.

Victim Location 43056
Type of a scam Government Grant

My Facebook friend told me I was eligible for a government grant from the International Monetary Fund. She said she got one adn had already spent some of the money. So I texted Mary Duncan from IMF. The grant was for $100,000. The message is that as soon as I text her back, she will tell me how much I am getting. I called and was told my friend's Facebook account had been hacked. 

Victim Location 61728
Type of a scam Government Grant

sister was contacted by these people saying she was selected for a government grant but she had to pay a fee pf $1000 to get $100000 in return. thank god someone finally told me and i was able to stop her from giving the money. i put the phone number of the lady who was calling her. says her name was marie kelly

Victim Location 77083
Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a contact on Facebook Messenger today, 9 MAY 2018, supposedly from my cousin's wife. She told me about a grant program and gave me a phone number to text. The phone number 201-530-6964 supposedly belongs to a woman named Christine. She is supposedly Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and after taking some basic information like monthly income, name, address, phone number, etc., she informed me that I was qualified for a grant. The "delivery" fee would be $200 for $65,000; $400 for $150,000; $750 for $200,000; $1000 for $250,000; $1500 for $300,000. After paying the delivery fee, within about 4 hours I would receive the cash, not a check, via FedEx, according to "cousin's wife".

The person impersonating my cousin's wife on Facebook Messenger seemed so enthusiastic. When I texted my cousin about this transaction, he told me that his wife's account had been hacked on Facebook about 2 weeks ago. He told me to ignore any communications from this person.

To test this impersonator I asked her to tell me my mother's name, to name any of my brothers and when was the last time she saw me. So far, no response from this person.

While I didn't give this Christine my SSN, I did give her my name and address and monthly income. Christine is supposedly a lawyer. I asked her for an email address and a web site, but no response from Christine. This Christine Lagarde and the person impersonating my cousin's wife could be the same person.

Victim Location 84067
Type of a scam Government Grant

I was contacted through Messenger via my cousins account. This person acted like they were cousin who happens to be deaf. This person told me that she already received a grant from IMF of $50,000. All she had to do was fill out information, tell why she needed grant $ and pay a ‘delivery fee’ of $1050 to Alvin Ray Cushman in West Columbia, SC via Western Union. I was told to contact Bradley Rodriguez at his email address to apply for the grant myself.

Victim Location 70726
Type of a scam Phishing

I got a email from a man saying that he got a report that I had been scammed and I had recorded it so he was going to send me $5,000 a day that added up to 48 million dollars all I had to do was send $128 to him first out of the country and so I'm reporting it

Victim Location 95945
Type of a scam Government Grant

They tell you that you have won a grant. Then ask for large amounts of money to deliver your certificate.

Then they continually send you messages that you must comply to collect your grant money. They are relentless.

This is a Facebook scam. Be careful people.

Scammer is as follows:

Alex Gracia

International Monetary Fund

Luckily I did some research into this before falling into the scammers clutches. I also reported them to facebook.

Victim Location 27406
Type of a scam Government Grant

one of my uncle's ex girlfriends messaged me awhile back about a grant from the International Monetary Fund Grant program. She gave me a number to contact, (434)-226-1907. The guy that contacted me back was named, Mark Phillips, the administration in charge of the grant. I gave him some of my information. He told me that I got approved for $10,000 but in order for me to get it, i would have to send him $200 for my delivery feet and tax liability fee. It didn't seem right, so I investigated the account. I seen that my uncle's ex girlfriend had 2 accounts, so I messaged the other account and actually talked to my uncle's ex girlfriend. She said that she didn't send me those messages and that it was a scam. When I confronted the other user, they blocked me before I could reply to their messages.

Victim Location 64119
Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a message on messenger Facebook from a highschool friend (who I believed to be my friend writing me) on Monday, November 27 in the afternoon. The message said that she noticed that my name was on their list of people that would qualify for a $30,000 grant, it started for $30,000 if you pay $500 for taxes and it went $750 for $40,000, $3,000 for $90,000 and it said that my friend had gotten $90,000. She then came me the name and number of Michael Wilson with International Monetary Fund, and I called him 513-461-2836 after business hours, and he called me I never answered, and then he texted me. I gave him my name, address and income. You have to pay the money to his secretary or a money order or money gram before you get the check and you can pick cash or check. He said let me know when you are ready.

Victim Location 92117
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a text from an unknown party asking “Are you there?”. I asked who the text was from and he said his name is Mark Gould from International Monetary Fund. I then asked who he was trying to reach, but he didn’t answer the question. He said he didn’t have the wrong number but he was trying contacting the winner of $30,000. He also said he would need me to fill out some information so that I could get the money delivered.

I told him that this was a scam and I would be reporting him. I also asked him not to contact me again.

then he said that it wasn’t a scam and “why would I want to scam you, the money awarded to you is from the federal government. If you want I can send you my ID.”

I didn’t respond after that. This is clearly an attempt to get my personal information in order to cheat me out of money.

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