International finance corporation

Elizabeth – Aug 20, 2020

Victim Location 63134

Total money lost $3,700

Type of a scam Investment

I was first sent a friend request and inbox on my Instagram social media from an account named mrs_moesha_28. she explained that she was a certified specialist that help people flip/invest their money and get instant returns. she said that monies would be returned in 15 and the process is done by taking the desired amount of money given by the client and putting it into her system. there, the money would be edited and process and the new amount would be sent to me in 15 minutes. all transactions would be handled through CashApp. $300 was sent to her and in 15 she messaged back saying that the money was ready but the was a $699 release fee that had to be paid for me to get the funds sent. $699 was sent, then she said there was another $699 fee to be paid to the to release funds. $699 was sent, then she messages and says that her manager would be calling me soon.

Michael Anderson called me from 888-703-0340 explaining he was the manager for IFC and would be finishing up my transaction. he said he managed the company for 14 years and that he assured me everything was a legit business, that the company was a program designed by the government to provide financial relief to people of the less fortunate. he sent me a letter showing the amount i would be receiving and said that there was a fee to be paid to the U.S Treasury for the funds to be released and that as soon as the funds were received through CashApp that the funds would be released to me. i sent $1000 to him and he promised the funds were being sent. Almost 9 hours later, i he calls and says he tried to pay/waive an IRS fee that was needed to release the funds. he claimed the IRS was requiring that i pay the fee instead of the company. he sent a document from the U.S. Treasury showing i would receive $8,400. i sent another $1000 for the IRS release fee. another 7 hours later he contacts me claiming that the last step was to pay $1500 for a Golden Eagle Stamp fee which was a document that needed to be placed on the payment before it could be released. throughout the days of communicating with him, he assured me that as soon as i sent the money, the funds would be released and that never happened, he just kept springing fees on me. i refused to pay the $1500 fee. he then called back the next day and stated that the IRS allowed him to pay $500 so that my funds would not be frozen but i needed to pay the remaining $1000 then 13,000 would be released to me. Another letter was sent to by on U.S.Treasury letterhead. After refusing to send any more money, i was not contacted anymore.

the extra money would be a bonus received form the company for compliance. throughout the process of trying to send money i was given other names like Alafia Vandel and Nathaniel Scully where i could send money to Money Gram and Western Union. Every time i sent money he asked that my personally banking account be unlinked on CashApp first.

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Laura – Jun 09, 2020

Victim Location 16509

Type of a scam Government Grant

This is what they messaged me, after googling it i immediately blocked them. I was just wondering if you know about the endowment program made available in the states .. About the federal government Grant in affiliation with international financial corporation (ICF) system?

Luis –

Victim Location 48176

Type of a scam Government Grant

A co-worker who I have not talked to in 10 years reached out to me on Facebook telling about this amazing grant. Told me to contact *** ***, which I did. I texted her. She replied with her driver’s license picture with her address? Asking me to send her money ranging from 2000 to 10,000 dollars for a delivery fee, Then she will send me free grant money ranging from 100,000 to a million. Also said I could make an appointment to meet in person?

Deanna –

Type of a scam Government Grant

They created a duplicate profile of my grandmother on Facebook and used her identity to lure me into believing this corporation helped with grants. They definitely tricked me at first because I thought it was actually my grandmother I was talking to and that she had received grant dues. They offer an application form through Facebook messenger. They’ve created a IFC profile not connected to Facebook. They claim they work with lions club international foundation. Be aware that if you’re receiving a message from a friend or family member And it doesn’t send to your direct messages, it may not actually be the person you trust!!! They ended up getting my personal information out of me but I realized it wasn’t a grant after they requested a fee. I had not realized the account messaging me as my grandmother was only created through messenger. That’s where they give you the sense of false hope using someone on your friends list. I could not get enough information in regards to the application, they send you reference numbers and all types of confirmation to seem legitimate. Once I clued in the last thing I asked was how to send over the fee at 3am, the agent account responded immediately and said to send money through Walmart money gram and I knew I had wasted my time feeding into a scam. I feel extremely violated and concerned about my identity.

Levi –

Victim Location 44319

Type of a scam Debt Collections

Scammers pretending to be a friend of mine said that if I sent them $200 they’d send me $150,000. Her picture came up and everything and she gave me an email address [email protected]

Jon –

Victim Location 64127

Type of a scam Other

I received an Instant message from a Facebook friend saying that the IFC (International Finance Corporation) had my Facebook name on a list of people who qualify for funding to "improve peoples standard of living." My friend stated she got $50,000 and all she had to do was answer a few questions and purchase 3-$100 Amazon gift cards and the money would be delivered to me within 3 hours. Of course, I told her and the representative from IFC, Philippe Le Houérou that I didn’t have the money until next week Monday. At first, the agent didn’t tell me anything about the cards, and that if I couldn’t purchase them today, I would forfeit my claim on the money. I told him it didn’t matter, that I wouldn’t have the money until next week. Suddenly, he could put my delivery on hold until then. I really feel like this is a scam and they used my friends Facebook/Messenger account to try run this scam. Please look into this.

Hilary –

Victim Location 63701

Type of a scam Government Grant

I received a message through Facebook messenger stating I would receive $5000 if I sent them $35 via an Amazon gift card. It came from a person I know on Facebook, but this did not come from this person. They actually wanted me to send $1800, but I did not have that amount to send. If I sent more money I would receive more money from them. The payout would be higher.

Brooke –

Victim Location 19141

Type of a scam Government Grant

I was contacted by a female on Facebook messenger stating she received a grant allotment from IFC Intetnational Financing Corporation I was directed to purchase six prepaid cards 500.00 each to cover fees for a 60,000.00 grant me knowing that all grants come through and S.A.M.S. I knew it was clearly a scam

Charlotte –

Victim Location 60605

Type of a scam Government Grant

Anyone would have to be a complete [censored] to believe this scam. Claimed to be attorney Eric Holder. As in the old attorney general of the United States. But couldn’t form a proper sentence or spell. Sent screen shots of the logo for the international finance corporation logo. Claimed it was a Bill and Melinda gates grant. Got mad when I questioned them. asked for basic information like my name and address to where they’ll send the money. Told me there was a filing fee. Basically if you paid $1000 you could get $25,000, $2000 you could get $50,000, and so on and so on. Then when I asked for documentation to verify and confirm I’d get my money, they told me to “trust the process”. They got mad when I started correction their grammar. Asked me if I’m trying to tell them how to do their job? I explained I was actually trying to tell them how to use punctuation and words properly. That made them mad and they said that if I responded again to that number they’d report me to the FBI. They went on to send me a google maps photo of my address like I was supposed to be scared or something.

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