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International Monetary Fund Reports & Reviews (26)

• Mar 04, 2020

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 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 ScamPulse.com 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.

Victim Location 83350
Type of a scam Government Grant

My friend on Facebook contacted me about a free grant. I clicked on the link he sent me and it put me in contact with agent salma mcknie. I explained that I'm paraplegic and need a new van . She then offered me a variety of dollar amounts that I could receive if I pay a fee that goes to the IRS. She wanted my drivers license copy and sent me a very generic form to fill out. She became very persistent about paying the fee and they would hand deliver my money. If I paid $1500.00 they would give me $80,000.00. I was supposed to send money to Don A Smith, address of Oklahoma city, Oklahoma 73119 through money gram or western union. I did not send money but unfortunately sent a copy of my license, phone number and home address to them.

Victim Location 35211
Total money lost $5,500
Type of a scam Government Grant

I was fraud out moneyand kept asking put me through financial problems.I will appreciate if someone help because I'm sure many people have been through same thing.I pray this want happen to anyone.Because they are scandal peoples.

Victim Location 98338
Type of a scam Government Grant

To start I have an old friend on Messenger that sent me information on a government grant. She sent me the information and urged me to contact this lawyer, answer a few questions and if I get it they send it in 48 hours. I couldn't understand why they wanted such personal information but my friend said that she did it and it was fine as these were honest people! Well, l gave them my full name, mothers name, address, make and model of my vehicle plus...copy of my birth certificate and drivers license! They wanted $500 wired to Thom[censored]ley in Patton MO 63662. Before wiring money I called my friend- she knew nothing about this! Someone had copied her account and when I seen her picture and other messages we had in the past I thought it was her! I have contacted the credit bureaus, filed CI3, and contacting my creditors. I haven't had anything happen yet but I'm sure I can't get that lucky. I would hate for this to happen to anyone else.

Victim Location 39120
Type of a scam Government Grant

This company solicited clients on Facebook to contact the phone number 830-282-7615 to apply for a grant to be used for repairs on your home etc. when you contact it is through Text messages only. When asked to give information on the company and the person you are communicating with, they will not answer the question. No answer given on what type of grant. They ask for your name address and other information so they claim to verify and qualify you for the grant. Then they pressure you to send a very high delivery fee for the grant, example: $850 to get $25,000. They indicated they deliver the grant by UPS and not deposit in your bank account. They never ask for your social security no. or your date of birth so how can you be approved for a grant with just your name, address, marital statistics, occupation, and amount of income and email. They answer you back in 10 minutes after you respond. This company is fake and tries to scam money under the pretense you will get a grant

Victim Location 49112
Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

They say they are an attorney with the IMF named Clifford robert. I give them my name text number email marital status occupation and income and I'm magically approved to receive a huge sum of money I have to pick which amount I want and I have to pay 1% of the amount to peggy c smith through money gram and I will receive my check through ups on Thursday. Its always Thursday.

Victim Location 45406
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

My brother was contacted by them about winning some money but having to first pay a fee. I texted them and they wanted $500 before they sent my winnings: $1,500,00.00

Victim Location 44128
Type of a scam Government Grant

On Saturday, December 10th, I got a Facebook message from Tina Scott. She said she had good news, she had gotten a bunch of money from the International Monetary Fund. She sent me to a website and I got a message from Eric Holder. I answered a bunch of security questions, name, address, phone number etc.

On Sunday, I went to BBB, and found International Monetary Fund, and found scam warnings. I contacted my bank and they told me to put a security password on my account. I also reported this to Facebook.

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