Compensation scams


Scam Email received May 28, 2021 from
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– On Apr 26, 2021, at 1:37 PM, Warren Wong wrote: > INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) > [ > > | 700 19TH STREET N.W WASHINGTON D.C. 20431 ] > [ > > | UNITED STATE OF AMERICA ] (USA) > Email us: [ > > | ] > From the Desk of: Mrs. Kristalina Georgieva Managing Director IMF International > Monetary Fund (IMF) > Attention: Beneficiary > The Executive Council Management of International Monetary Fund officially write > you after our Executive Council Meeting today over the Following directives > change of account petition on your payment file received today on your behalf > and we copied to U.S. Department of the Treasury, in conjunction with Office of > the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of United State Fund Tracking > Department , as a result of petitions and counter petitions by foreign, > compensation/beneficiaries fund of US$8.5 Million Dollars ( Eight Million Five > Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ) Only non-payment of your claims. > Be informed that there are different accounts submitted for your payment by your > local representatives in United State by Mrs. Chantal Odelle Williams to > US-Bank Organization the payment fund bank. We do not know into which account > to effect your payment any more since there is a different account number > submitted. > Please, you are hereby required to verify the following immediately:- > 1. Did you AUTHORIZE one Mrs. Chantal Odelle Williams of South Africa whose > Identification (ID) Copy is hereby attached below on this email to claim and > receive the payment on your behalf? > 2. Did you sign any Deed of Assignment in her favor? Thereby making her the > current beneficiary with the following account details below: > 3. Account Name: Mrs. Chantal Odelle Williams > 4. Account Number: 62692202280 > 5. Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ > 6. Bank Name: FNB (First National Bank) > 7.Bank Address: [ >,+Techno+Park,+Stellenbosch,+7600+South+Africa?entry=gmail&source=g > | 1 Quantum Street, Techno Park, Stellenbosch, 7600 South Africa ] . > You are required as a matter of urgency to confirm the legitimacy of the above > claim and kindly give us reason why you decided to affect the above Change of > Account. If you are not aware of this claim, please confirm to the US-Bank > Group immediately by contacting them via bellow email very urgently for legal > action to be carried out. > Contact Name: Mr. Andrew J. Cecere > D L: +1 585 449 0915 (Ext 1 or 0) > ======================================================= > KINDLY DO EMAIL ME AT: [ > > | ] > FOR INQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL THE COORDINATOR AT: [ > > | ] > FOR PAYMENT DEPARTMENT EMAIL AT: [ > > | ] > ======================================================= > PLEASE FILL IN THE CLAIM FORM BELOW TO ENABLE THE BANK SPEED UP THIS > TRANSACTIONS NOW TO YOU: > (1) FULL NAME: > (2) DATE OF BIRTH: > (3) MARITAL STATUS: > (4) OCCUPATION: > (5) HOME ADDRESS: > (8) COUNTRY: > (9) NATIONALITY: > (10) CELL (MOBIL) NO: > (11) TEL:NO: > (12) FAX:NO: > (13) PASSPORT / ID COPY: > (14) YOUR ALTERNATIVE EMAIL ADDRESS: > (15) YOU CAN AS BY ATTACHED YOUR BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF > YOUR FUNDS TO YOU WITHIN 10 MINUTES. > Due to the long delay this payment has suffered, be rest assured that > immediately these payment irregularities are cleared, you would receive your > fund immediately. > Note that we are bound to recognize Mrs. Chantal Odelle Williams&s claim, if you > fail to promptly respond/communicate to this inquiry following the Deed of > Assignment she submitted to claim this payment. Make sure you get back to us as > soon as possible so that the necessary action will be taking immediately > without further any further delay. > For and on Behalf of , > International Monetary Fund (IMF) > Mrs. Kristalina Georgieva > Managing Director IMF > Tel: +1 202 796 9444 > CHANGE OF ACCOUNT CONFIRMATION PARTICULARS ON YOUR PAYMENT FILE

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

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