Inheritance scams

Beneficiary Of US$50,000.000.00USD. (From International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Beneficiary Of US$50,000.000.00USD. (From International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Beneficiary Of US$50,000.000.00USD. (From International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Beneficiary Of US$50,000.000.00USD. (From International Monetary Fund (IMF). –

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF), 700 19th Street, N.W.,Washington, D.C. 20431 UNITED STATES. Ref Swift: IMFDUS3W2013 FASN: OSB/629578/NIG/GFS64G ATTENTION, While I.M.F serves almost all the countries of the world, we’re obligated to comply with both Domestic and International Financial Laws, which require us to verify your identity prior to sending or receiving wire transfer to or for nations. Please understand that this procedure is crucial for preventing financing terrorism and organized crime throughout the world. Today the Global Financial Stability Report, a quarterly publication launched to review a regular assessment of global Pending Foreign Payments, reviewed that your contract/Inheritance fund US$50,000.000 which was seized and confiscated on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by the Global Illicit Financial Team as it was tagged suspicious fund transfer was proven to be a legal fund, free from any illegal business and civil, criminal, or financial crime. In view to the verification process and survey in the Joint Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the IMF, the World Bank and other key International Financial Intelligence Agencies, it has been showed that you have fully complied with the International statutory provision for payment of Huge Funds under Article 102, section 36, SS 1a-2b of the 2012 International Financial and Allied Matters Act. Prior to this effect, an irrevocable fund transfer authorization letter has been forwarded to the remitting bank CIT Bank N.A New York to commence with the fund transfer as appropriate to you the beneficiaries with Fund Allocation Approval Serial Number: OSB/629578/NIG/GFS64G. We apologize for the inconveniences and pains this delay might have caused you and note that your fund US$50,000.000.00USD (Fifty Million United States Dollars Only) shall be released to you. Note that you’re Fund Allocation Approval Serial Number: OSB/629578/NIG/GFS64G, as your fund payment approval and order has been forwarded to CIT Bank N.A New York and you are only required to re-confirm the following; 1. Full Name: 2. Address: 3. Nationality: 4. Age: Date of Birth: 5. Occupation: 6. Phone: Mobile/Cellular 7. State of Origin: 8. Copy of your identity Card 9. Your Private Email: For verification reasons only and any hesitation or procrastination in following up as advised here might endanger the transfer of your fund US$50,000.000 into your designated Bank account within three Bank working days. Congratulations in advance. Faithfully; Gerry Rice, Director, Managing Director, IMF Email:

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

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

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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