OK – let me get this right. The IMF, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, are writing to me from a gmail.com address. Does that sound right to you? Should the IMF have large amounts of money for you (which they don’t) I would imagine that there would be a long running, formal process that they would have to adhere to. I seriously can’t imagine that a random email from a gmail address would be part of their policies and procedures.
All of which means this is a scammer who is after your money.
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)
FINANCIAL MONITORY DEPARTMENT / UNIT.
HEAD OFFICE NO: 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest,
Washington, DC 20431, United States
Phone/FAX: Tel: +19406041321
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 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. This Email is to enlighten you of a very important information which will be of a great help to redeem you from all the difficulties you have been experiencing in getting your long overdue payment due to excessive demand of money from you by both corrupt Bank officials and Courier Companies, Diplomatic agents and fraudulent barristers after which your fund/payment remain unpaid to you.
I am Katherine Ferrey (Mrs) a highly placed official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). I have been assigned to take responsibility of your funds remittance to you without further delay. It may interest you to know that reports have reached our office by so many correspondences on the uneasy way which people like you are treated by Various Banks and Courier Companies across Europe to Africa and Asia and we have decided to put a stop to these nightmares, which is the reason I was appointed to handle your transaction.
You are among the list of individuals and companies whose unpaid funds have been approved for payment under the stipulated guidelines of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other member countries of the United Nations, any amount of money that has been found in the international financial database waiting to be transferred without claims after the submission of every payment report shall be confiscated and forfeited to the United Nations account.
All Governmental and Non-Governmental parasites, NGOs, Finance Companies, Banks, Security Companies and Courier companies which have been in contact with you of late have been instructed to quit from your transaction and YOU have been advised NOT to respond to them anymore since the IMF is now directly in charge of your payment. You are hereby advised NOT to remit further payment to any Institutions with respect to your transaction/funds remittance as your fund will be transferred to you directly from our source. Do reconfirm the below details to enable the processing of your funds remittance.
A) Full name & Address, B) Direct Telephone number, C) Sex
D) Occupation & Age
Respond to this e-mail on (firstname.lastname@example.org) with immediate effect and we shall give you further details on how your funds will be released to you. Kindly report any suspected scam/fraud email or ongoing transaction to this office for investigation and wait for feedback. I hope this is clear. Any action contrary to this instruction is at your own risk. Happy New Year and God Bless you.
Katherine Ferrey (Mrs)
International Monetary Fund
Head Department Washington Dc
This communication is from the International Monetary Fund, beneficiaries are advised to adhere strictly to directives. Any fund beneficiary who ignores instruction will be doing so at his/her own risk.