Inheritance scams

IMF Global Debt Settlement Committee Our Ref: IMF/PYMS/INTER-14 UNO/WBF LM-05-371/LM-11-371 FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION,
honphilipmacpaulchairman@gmail.com


Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from honphilipmacpaulchairman@gmail.com

honphilipmacpaulchairman@gmail.com
honphilipmacpaulchairman@gmail.com
Email From:

honphilipmacpaulchairman@gmail.com

Subject:

IMF Global Debt Settlement Committee Our Ref: IMF/PYMS/INTER-14 UNO/WBF LM-05-371/LM-11-371 FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION,

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IMF Global Debt Settlement Committee Our Ref: IMF/PYMS/INTER-14 UNO/WBF LM-05-371/LM-11-371 FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION,


IMF Global Debt Settlement Committee Our Ref: IMF/PYMS/INTER-14 UNO/WBF LM-05-371/LM-11-371 FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION, – honphilipmacpaulchairman@gmail.com


Sent from: Hon. Philip Macpaul.Chairman IMF Global Debt Settlement Committee Our Ref: IMF/PYMS/INTER-14 UNO/WBF LM-05-371/LM-11-371 FOR YOUR URGENT ATTENTION, The IMF Global Debt Committee in conjunction with World Bank has received your pending payment, with international payment voucher number (WB-11014-05) amounting to (Twenty Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars). Your name was shortlisted among others whose international payment has long been overdue for payment.With reference number UN/IMF/WBF 05014/05, this amount has been scheduled for immediate release via our committees authorized corresponding bank overseas. The IMF was alarmed on her recent findings on global banking inside practices, perpetuated and instigated by unauthorized banking practice. This unprofessional activity in some bank has resulted in international wire delays, permanent frozen of fund and seizures. In other to resolve the crises, the IMF in conjunction with various foreign Governments and financial agencies has audited and authorized release and payment of 291 frozen assets and funds to victims. Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in some countries involved, the Payments are to be supervised by the ‘IMF& Officials through our corresponding Bank Overseas. According to the number of applicants at hand, half of the victims are from the United States and Canada. You are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to any ongoing communication between you and any individual or bank in connection with your lost for any reason whatsoever, this is to avoid conflict with ongoing criminal investigation. You are advised to reconfirm to this committee the following details, to enable us issue irrevocable payment order to our authorized paying bank. Your full name Your office or home address Your personal/reachable telephone Your profession Be informed, you have the option to receive your payment by (A) WIRE TRANSFERS (B) CASH. We shall feed you with further modalities as soon as we hear from you. Meanwhile, you should communicate the above requested details via our official email ( honphilipmacpaulchairman@gmail.com). Yours Faithfully Hon. Philip Macpaul. (Chairman) IMF Global Debt Committee Benin, Africa NB: Your inheritance funds will be transfer to you through the international monetary funds (IMF) paying bank in Switzerland , every directives of the transfer will be send to you by this office as soon as we receive the above needed information. honphilipmacpaulchairman@gmail.com

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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