Scam Impersonates International Monetary Fund
Your BBB® has just received an alert from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about scammers impersonating IMF officials. The scam begins with a letter, email, or Facebook post. It tells potential victims to contact the IMF for the issuance of a “Certificate of International Capital Transfer” or other forms of approval. Supposedly filling out this form and returning it to IMF would enable people to be the beneficiary of sizeable sums of money.
Callers to our office reporting this scam say they are told they will receive $250,000, and all they have to do is send $300 for paperwork and attorney fees via Fed Ex to an address in Florida. They are also told to send a photo ID. One caller has received over 60 texts from the scammers in the last five days.