IMF Reviews - IMF Scam or Legit

Kate – Jun 25, 2020

Victim Location 38126

Type of a scam Government Grant

Hacked Facebook page, copy of drivers license

Savannah – Mar 06, 2020

Victim Location 30741

Type of a scam Government Grant

I was to forward $2,000 to martvicorp through BOA in ** day i would get $250,000 from a ** driver.

Kate –

Victim Location 43222

Type of a scam Government Grant

IMF texted my boyfriend. It was through Facebook, Thomas Manson was giving away $50,000 grants if people would send him a $1000. Somebody hacked into a friend’s FB account and used him to say he had done it and a grant was dropped off at his door. He wanted him to get a card and get it activated and give him the number and the money would be transferred to the card.

Jeremy –

Victim Location 84660

Type of a scam Government Grant

If I paid the case file fee of 1500 I will receive 100,000 dollars in 24hours to

Martha –

Type of a scam Government Grant

Well I got a msg from an old friend on Facebook saying he applied to this IMF grant and got 100,000$ delivered to door step in 24hrs and then told me to text or call this number 14694314028 and that person will help me apply for it so I tryied it out and right away red flags were going up during the whole thing lol and I called them out on it a few times during the convo and they kept tryin to keep me beleaving their story and towards the and of it they said that I need to go buy two $100 gift cards an that once the fedex person got to my house to give him the cards and that I’d get them back right away and I’d have my money but they also tried to get to give them my bank app username and password so they could put in the $200 for me so I could buy them two gift cards red flag right their I basically told them off and full out called them out on it. Then they proceeded to repeat the first step of the application I got them nervous that they thought I was someone else LMFAO!!! So be vary wary people I got lucky this time Maybe my story will help someone pick up on a scam I I did and bust them in the act of it all

Tina –

Victim Location 16002

Type of a scam Phishing

I have a Facebook account, Got a call from several of my relatives and face book friends. Asking if I new a company named IMF with a solicitor named Oliver Curtis. He is using my picture from face book and contacting friends and family pretending to be me and saying I received free money $150,000 dollars that I do not have to pay back and would they like to do this also. I tried to contact face book but I do not have my password and used a previous email when I opened the account. Could not find a good phone number for them also. To my knowledge no one lost money yet.

Raquel –

Victim Location 65722

Type of a scam Government Grant

I got a messenger. From a school mate she ask if I had got MY IMF grant money I said no. She told me to text this number and tell them I was ready to clam mine. 931 946 9360 they went on to tell me if I wanted I could clam my money if I gave them 3000 for 150000 which I said no this is a scam

Bruce –

Victim Location 54961

Total money lost $800

Type of a scam Government Grant

Received a message from a friend of mine telling me that he knew I was having a hard time financially, and that the IMF helped him out, and gave me a phone number to get a hold of a grant officer to see if they could help me too. Said it was totally free, but they only worked through text messages. And not to say anything to anyone for safety of the courier who was going to bring my package….turns out they wanted a "delivery fee", then after that it was the courier got intercepted by the IRS and they wanted more…and told me I owed back taxes, which I knew was a complete lie…at that point I knew for sure it was a scam. Then talked to my friend in person about it, and he knew nothing about it ..

Jacqueline –

Victim Location 14001

Type of a scam Government Grant

My sister-in-law sent me a text. We rarely talk. She told me about these grants….to retired, semi-retired, disabled, hearing, old, widow, divorced. Asked if I got mail from them. She then sent me the link for the "online claiming agent"….cane with a picture of John cannon. She was very anxious that I click on the link. Said my name was on the "win list". Asked my son about it, it sounded weird, he agreed wi me about being a scam. I did not click on the link, but others might.

Candace –

Victim Location 49085

Type of a scam Government Grant

Wanted to know if If’d heard about an IMF grant and said she got one. I contacted my friend, and she said that’s not her. I told her to get lost and unfriended whoever it was. They were using a fake account. See image below.

Jacquelyn –

Victim Location 38007

Total money lost $150

Type of a scam Government Grant

My n a friend that I thought was a friend sent Me a message on Messager about The IMF Program n I haven’t heard of this company so she explained how it worked n gave. Me his private number n told Me to text n talk to him so so did text him n asked about the IMF Program n he asked Me how did I get his private number n I told him Mrs. Sandar Riley n he said yes she is one of the winners so he said r U interested in seeing if I was Approved n a couple minutes later he text Me back n Said I Was A Winner not thinking,,, she texted Me back n asked Me what did he say n I told her I was A Winner n she said there was a fee n I asked her how much n she never told Me so Agent Davis Leonard so he told Me was his name asked Me for everything about Me excite for My Social Security number n My Banking. Then when I filled out the application,,,, all this was in a text message,,,,, he sent Me some numbers that. I wrote down all this stuff is in my phone n I wrote down,,,,, so he finally told Me that I had to pay $300.00 n the money would be sent to Me so I told him I didn’t have it at the moment but I was disabled n I got my check on the 29th of June so he told Me that all I had to do was send it so all the week he would text n ask Me about it have got anyway of getting this Money n I told him no n said that is a lot of money to be trying to get so he texted. Me n said just do half now n pay the other have when the money was delivered so I sent $150.00 to a Agent Freemon Monger out of Memphis Tn.I still got the recipient n I had to take a picture of the recipient n U have that as well n he said since it was the weekend I would be able to get the money. Unil Monday the 2nd of July 2018 n Ur suppose to get it 24hrs so I didn’t get nothing n I lost $150.00 dollars.

Jermaine –

Victim Location 26651

Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a Facebook message from a friend telling me about the $50,000.00 she received for a one time payment of $600.00. “She” sent me a phone number to a private attorney to text them NOW. The wording and grammatical errors alerted me because she’s a school teacher and would never make those mistakes. I told her I would give her a call at home to discuss it. I didn’t hear anymore from “her”.

Susan –

Victim Location 07974

Type of a scam Government Grant

Somebody reached out via Facebook messenger. Pretending they were one of our relatives. And claiming that the IMF has grant money.

Bradley –

Victim Location 62882

Total money lost $400

Type of a scam Government Grant

I applied for government grant, the mans name is *** *** St. He has taken 400.00 from me and put me in danger of loosing my home. He now says i have to pay 3500.00 cause he is setting in a Fed Ex truck with boxes of money , mine 250,000 . He is setting at police station with customs but i dont know where. He said he was in illinois when hes really in california. I either want the 400.00 asap or the 250.00 grant. He wont give up eother one , just tells me i have 200.00 to the customs people.

Bridget –

Victim Location 30296

Type of a scam Government Grant

The person contacted me through a well known bishops facebook messenger asking if i had heard about IMF grants. He said knew IMF administrator attorney calvin linton. I texted the number and gave my name and address he then asked for 3500.00 to send certificate then $750 for a 50,000 grant

Wesley –

Victim Location 80022

Total money lost $750

Type of a scam Government Grant

A friend messaged me on messenger. I was informed of IMF to get funds. I just need to contact this person to see if I am on the list. I did I was He scammed me $750.00 processing fees. He wanted more for taxes I brought this to my sis looked it up told me this is s scam stop right now file complaints.

Jason –

Victim Location 37909

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order


United Nations Plaza, Room DC1-1330

New York, NY 10017 USA

Ref: Your Long Overdue Compensation Fund

Attention Beneficiary,

We the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have received a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) demanding explanations for the delay of your overdue compensation fund payment approved by the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) and we have investigated this case only to find out that you’ve been ignorantly having illegal financial dealings with some online perpetrators who have taken advantage of your legitimate transaction in our custody in order to siphon your hard earned money.

More so, the investigation report suggested that you have furnished your personal data to the perpetrators and we assume you must have sponsored the release of this fund but all to no avail; however there is no cause for alarm as the investigation has also proved that you have no hand in any form of financial violation act. So our office has been mandated by the World Bank Group to monitor your compensation fund remittance at the valuation of $5,500,000.00 (Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) only which will be released to you by the nominated bank.

Paramount, we advise that you STOP all dealings involving any sort of financial support to corrupt individuals posing to be from financial institutions in order to avoid any form of jeopardy in your compensation fund release process and be rest assured that you are now dealing with the rightful authorities. Therefore, you are requested to adhere to all directives that will be given to you henceforth. Although we already have your information on our database, but in order to ascertain that we are in communication with the rightful beneficiary, you are to re-confirm the below information for final verification process:

1. Full Names:

2. Gender:

3. Nationality:

4. Occupation:

5. Postal Address:

6. Residential Address:

7. Telephone Number:

8. Mobile Number:

9. Marital Status:

10. Age:

11. Alternative E-mail ID:

12. Copy of any identification document

Upon the receipt of the above information and final verification process, we shall furnish you with further directives and contact details of the financial institution nominated to commence with your fund release process.

Your urgent response will be highly appreciated to enable us serve you better.

Yours Sincerely,

Ken Richard

International Monetary Fund

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +1(404) 947-3081

Rachael –

Victim Location 27006

Total money lost $100

Type of a scam Government Grant

This person called me knowing I’ve been struggling lately. Took advantage of me by taking my money by making me by the iTunes cards with 50 on it and I give him the code.

Linda –

Victim Location 92356

Type of a scam Charity

I recd a messenger message from what i assumed was a contact of mine but tyrned out to be a cloned acct. The person said i should contact imf at 414-306-8937 and when i did they asked for info then said i won grant, send $800, i didnt, knew it was a scam.

Sarah –

Victim Location 63376

Total money lost $1,300

Type of a scam Government Grant

Nancy Parker and William Bay had us buy Esteem cards and provide them the numbers on the back. $1300 worth. They used my friend’s name to tell me about it.

Jeremy –

Victim Location 95691

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Received a message frim from a friend on my messenger account. He asked if I heard the good news. He stated he won a prize (200k and apple computer ), I congratulationed him. He mentioned that he saw my name on the winners sheet. He gave me a number to contact. When I messaged them, they wanted name, address, martial status, phone numerous. They wanted $2000 vat tax for 200k winnings.

Emmanuel –

Victim Location 37659

Type of a scam Government Grant

I believe they hacked a friends page on fb pretended to be him. He said he received money from a grant free money of course! He gave me a number to text an all the business was handled via text message!! They asked for me to prove that I was a real person by sending a picture of my government ID! Then they informed me that I qualified all I had to do was send X amount of dollars to FedX billing then my check would be delivered!! It was based on the trust an honor system!! I send my money an trust them to honor their commitment to send me my check for thousands of dollars!!

Justin –

Victim Location 85742

Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I have been getting messages on Facebook from a ‘friend’ who a know a long time ago, telling me he won $60,000 and saw my name on the list of winners. He gave me the contact number to text them and I received a series of texts telling me that I would get $80,000 in cash, delivered to my door. I just had to pay $870 in cash through WalMart. I just now got another fb message: "I just did a cross-check on the message you sent to me yesterday and I figure out that the name you said they gave to you was wrong, I think it should be xxxxxxx x. xxxxxxx." told me that scammers sometimes steal the identity of a Facebook friend to scam you.

Brianna –

Victim Location 07103

Total money lost $530

Type of a scam Nigerian/Foreign Money Exchange

The first $5000.00 was sent today.

The (IMF OFFICE) have concluded to effect your payment through Money Gram $5,000.00 daily until the $2.7 MILLION USD is completely transferred to you accordingly Though, Mr John Basil has sent $5,000.00 in your name today so You are advise to go Money Gram office and pick up your First Payment Sender Name:Clarence Corass Ref#921-697-99 Contact Agent: Mr. Brown C. Martin TEL: +229-9909-0922 Tell him to give you The instructions what to do for you to pick up the $5,000.00. NOTE:that this payment has been instructed by the Ministry Of Finance that you must undergo due process once you get in contact to enable them authenticate the legitimacy of your funds.

NOTE:that You have to provide this Following Information’s;*Full Name, Contact Address,*Profession, Sex, Age, Cell phone (mobile) avoid mistake

The IMF commission who set up this payment programmer is now waiting for confirmation so hasten up and give the agent a call to process your funds at once.Please do not forget to update me as soon as you receive this first payment.

Once again congratulations.


From Mrs.Janny Samuel


Paul –

Victim Location 84054

Type of a scam Advance Fee Loan

I wished my friend from FB a happy birthday. He was responding with the usual how are you and then I said how proud I was of him graduating from college. then messenger popped up. He told me thanks and that he got the money from a grant. He then gave me a web page to go to. request 804109. He had a legitimate web page as head of the IMF International monetary fund. You then accept his friend request and he asks you to give all personal information, which I did (big mistake) then he said he got alll the information he needed from fb. then he asked me how much money I needed. Since who I thought was my friend said he went to school for $50,000 I asked for that . To which This Frderick said to send them a delivery charge of $1500 to Adrienne Wald, Lakehead, CA 96061 and I was to only send money order or cash and they were really in a rush like they didn’t want you to think about it. Then my so called friend, asked if I did it. I said yes but then I started to question him and doubted what he was saying and then he sent me a picture of the moey he got. It was a picture of actual $50000. started thinking about it and then called you.

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