International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 186 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Each autumn, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold their Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. The Annual Meetings provide a forum for
international cooperation and enable the Bank and Fund to better serve their member countries. As one of the outcomes of the 2012 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group held on February 22-23, 2012, it was decided that IMF will monitor the payment of funds currently floating in the international financial database. Read more..
Hoax or Fact:
This email message, supposedly from International Monetary Fund (IMF), claims that the email recipient has a huge sum of money credited in his name that is waiting to be transfered and is currently floating in the international banking community. The message claims that these funds originated from unpaid contractor sum, inheritance/next of kin and other international lottery beneficiaries. The message asks the beneficiary to contact their office, send their personal information like name and cell number, and then claim their money.
The story, however, is a complete hoax, just another email fraud in the name of IMF. There are abosolutely no facts in it. There are no such funds in your name, and neither an international organization like IMF would contact you through email and ask for your personal information. The email is from scammers whose intention is to first get the personal information with tricky messages like this and then steal the victim's identity. In some cases, the scammers further get into a dialog with the email users and request them to pay certain amount of clearance or fine charges before claiming their huge sum of money. These financial scam emails in the name of International Monetary Fund (IMF) or high ranking IMF officials have been circulating in several variants, some scaring email users with a huge fine if they do not contact them immediately. IMF has also reported about these scam emails on their official website.
People are advised to discard these fraud emails of IMF, and not share any kind of personal information with them.
IMF reports scam