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International Development Association Apparent scam

I was told by a long time friend, that she received a grant from these people. She gave me the contact info of Richard Williams. I’ve been back and forth with this person for months. What was supposed to be a $35,000 grant has grown to $45,000, then $100,000 and now $150,000. One time I was told the CIA took my money and I needed to pay them to release the funds. Another time, I was sent pictures of an accident that occurred in Europe and told there was a fatality and that fire rescue people demanded payment for securing the funds. This is nothing but a scam. Stay away!

Claimed loss: $6,500

Desired outcome: Track down the fraudsters and jail them

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Last year a friend( not a close one. acquaintance) Ann Marie Minihan, sent me to a woman named Jennifer L Keller , attorney on Facebook . She only communicates through messenger. She explains that her organization helps people with financial situations. Well, I sucked in not realizing that they me had to pay them to receive money. Ann Marie said that...

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International Development Association Agent taking money

A agent text me with information about 50.000 dollars she said to send 1500 hundred to get set up for the next day the next she text and told fedex truck with my money that the driver got kill sent me a picture of a fedex truck that wreck 2 years ago an a picture of a man in hospital 2 years ago next thing I know is she wanted 5000 for money to firefighters to get my money when I wire the money the account was closed now they are saying that I need to send another 5000 to get my package then go to firefighters office and get my money that is a lie now they don't want to give it to me everything they have told me need a lie the agent Debra has none nothing but lie now don't want to give me my money back DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING THAT THEY TELL YOUALL THEY WANT IS MONEY I HAVE PROOF OF EVERYTHING

IT IS A SCAM

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Our verdict: Complaints Board's thorough examination reveals International Development Association as a legitimate entity with notable strengths. Despite a 0% resolution rate on customer complaints, which invites a closer look, International Development Association stands out for its commitment to quality and security. Clients considering International Development Association should delve into its customer service record to gauge compatibility with their expectations.

International Development Association earns 91% level of Trustworthiness

Perfect Trust Endorsement: International Development Association achives 91% ligitmacy per Complaints Board. Highly recommended, yet always stay vigilant.

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International Development Association Shut them down with the help of the government

03/27/2023

Was approached online by this so called, Grant Institute to give people money by meeting certain requirements. You fill out form giving personal information that could help them find out more about you! They tell you Congratulations you qualify for the grant! You even get to choose how much money you would like to receive, however the catch is you have to pay them money to receive your money! No! You should never have to do this! $1500.00 to get $100,000! What? Please shut them down as attach friends names to contact you to say they received checks!

This is a ludicrous, dangerous spam and I pray children that read this tell their elderly parents not to fall for it!

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International Development Association Grant money from your company

Jacquelyn McMillin

12799 Tumbling Brook Lane

Woodbridge, VA 22192

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Well I'm another one that was taken for $1300. I was contacted by a member of messenger which I believe the account was hacked. We only communicated by text messages on messengers. I guess I should have known this was a scam with no recourse to get my money back. Now they are stringing me along. Told me it was a gran, but you had to pay the taxes and clearance fee, gave me a list of grant amounts
you pay $800 to get $70,000
$1,000 to get $100,000
$2,000 to get $150,000
$2,700 to get $190,000
$3,800 to get $210,000
$4,500 to get $250,000

I sent the money cash app $1,000 to get $100,000 and the had to send $300 for the FedEx Delivery.

I should have known better, but I keep getting messages from my friend telling me they did it. When I made the transaction, I realized my friend account had been compromised. I Keep getting messaged that I would get my money from FedEx delivery. So as you probably know I did not get any money. but they are still stringing me along. I know I just lost my money wish it could be a donation to you real company International Association.

The money was Cash app'ed to Kimberly Diamond $kimfaye112015 $100,000 and Neal Whitten $Linebacker1969. I bet these people don't work for your company.

Desired outcome: I would like to get my money back, but I know that can't happen because of cash app. It would make me feel good if it could a $1300 donation with a receipt from your company.

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International Development Association Scam fake text

hello i recieved a text from a jacob williams ortiz said i had won a grant on a ongoing program from this commpany i have included a screenshot of the text i recieved thank you the text was recieved on tue, dec 13th 2022

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I fell for the scam from someone on my Facebook page saying that I could get a grant for $100,000 for $1,000 and at the time I really needed the help to buy my first home and pay off my car. It has been almost a year and I still haven’t received anything and I also requested a refund and still nothing. I have paid almost $10,000 and now I’m with a car and I’m out of a lot of money and still no reply to my refund.

Desired outcome: I just want my refund that’s all I have been asking for.

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FIrst of all, YES THIS IS A SCAM. It started off impersonating one of my friends from FB. And I was going along chatting when it all switched to her (supposedly her) saying "I got a grant from IDA and I received $100K but had to pay a $500 dollar "clearance fee". RED FLAG. I kept telling her and the guy "Gary Geoffrey". I have since reported both of them on FB as scammers. Even when I told them I have no money to pay for the "clearance fee" they asked me "well how much do you have?" and I said "thanks but no thanks and my gut is telling me no" I also told the impersonator girl that "the Lord has always provided for me so I passed and gave no money to them. I also deleted all my conversation with them so that they would have no information on me, hopefully. I hope this helps someone out. I hate scammers and its so shameful that people are doing this. I have had a friend scammed over getting a dog and now this almost happened to me from the IDA. Please people if you have to pay, than turn away. Let that rhyme stay in your head.

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International Development Association Please refund, I would appreciate a response

On September 22, 2022, I fell into the same scam as previously posted by others. Identical situation. A friend on Facebook contacted me about this grant program, so being that I was in need financially, decided to apply. The same money was requested of me, and I fell into the same trap. Now I'm out $2800.00 and now more financially hurt. Never again.

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International Development Association Grant program

On Thursday, August 4, 2022, I received a Facebook message from someone identifying as a friend of mine. She told me of a grant program from which she had received some money and recommended that I apply for at least $500,000. Since I needed to make some major repairs on my home and pay off some bills and have some major dental work done, I decided to apply for $400,000. I later learned that my friend's Facebook account had been hacked and the person who contacted me was impersonating my friend. IDA required a delivery fee of $4,000 and I had to buy Apple gift cards (8 cards at $500 each). After much debate, I finally agreed and sent the money. They told me nothing else was needed from me. However, only a short time later they told me that before I could receive the grant I had to buy a Certificate for $5,000. I refused. They continued to try to extract the money from me, but finally realized I would not comply. This continued for several days. Finally, they insisted I send a picture of a credit card. I declined, but yesterday (August 10) I decided to do that. Then I canceled that credit card so they could not use it. After receiving a picture of the card, they told me that they would send the grant money that day (August 10) and that I should receive it within 9 hours. As of today, August 11, I still have not received the money. But the interesting next thing they asked me today was to pay $3,000 for the medical fees of the FedEx driver because he had a wreck while delivering the money to me and was in the hospital. They have practically threatened me with the FBI if I didn't send the money...again via gift card. According to their information since the driver was speeding in order to get the grant money to me within 9 hours I was somehow responsible for his wreck. After I refused to send them the $3,000, they then asked me to give them the login to my bank account and they would wire the money into the account and I wouldn't have to pay the $3,000. I have refused. I have never done anything like this before in my life and I only did it this time because my good friend (I thought) was encouraging me to do so. And I really did need financial help. I know I made a foolish and unprecedented (for me) decision and I am paying a big price for it. This group needs to be stopped. I hope you can help bring this to pass. I have printed copies of all the conversations I have had with this organization.

Desired outcome: I would very much like to see the organization brought to justice for this fraudulent activity. Also, I would like a refund of the money I gave them. I would appreciate your response.

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Eve Franklin
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Oct 21, 2022 6:48 am EDT

my sister told me about this. Same scenario, but I immediately called, looked it up and talked to my daughter who works for HOMELAND SECURITY.

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Gwendolyn Freeman
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Oct 04, 2022 3:38 am EDT

I also received a Facebook message from someone pretending to be my cousin. It was sounding so convincing that I was close to requesting funds until they asked for me to pay them a fee, that is when I decided to do more thorough research and I found the messages above how others had been scammed and I called my cousin who was unaware of the organization and he did not send the message. All I could say is WOW and thank you Lord because I would have been out of $3k.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Sep 23, 2022 10:50 am EDT
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I wish I would have researched this before I fell into the scam. This happened to me verbatim today. Now I'm out $2800.00. I usually do not fall into these "too good to be true" deals, but because it came from one of my friends, I too, decided to give it a try. Never again.

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International Development Association IDA government grant

today..June 29 2022 @3;30 pm a friend on facebook. told me about how he had received a large sum of money delivered to him after he applied for a grant through government program called IDA. he gave me a link to a person attorney jennifer

L Keller.. she messaged me immediately. giving me a form to fill out. wanting my personal info.. my address.. phone.. my birthday my income.. then when i did not send my id.. she asked me to.. t she then said i was approved for this grant.. and would not have to pay it back.and how much did i want.. there were choices.. but i would have to send 500 dollars to get 30,000.. i told her that i was no longer interested.. she tried to get me to agree to a thousand dollars.. i told her i do not have that kind of money.. she offered to give me time to get the money... to recieve my package in 24 hours.. I declined.. she then said she would help me .. and her grammar was bad.. she typed "cos" she wanted me to have this opportunity.. now her page is not available.. I looked up this jennifer L Keller.. is not the same picture..she then said God Bless..and dissappeared. the person I knew on facebook also dissappeared.

Desired outcome: just wanted people to know about this.

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Sadie Hawkins
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Jun 22, 2023 4:46 am EDT

Last night I was contacted on Messenger by an acquaintance about IDA Grant. She stated she got $50,000and didn’t have to pay back. Information starting rolling in. Sites to go to; a picture of a Ms Levine ( looked like a man in drag). I told her I was not interested and info kept coming. Should I change passwords?

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International Development Association Grant

A friend (Fred Nalvin,195 Adams St, Brooklyn, NY) suggested to contact Mr.Garvin Donald, Agent of IDA on Facebook, which I did. Mr. Garvin told me that I can subcribe to a Grant for 100,000.00 Dollars, but that I have to pay some fees. I wired Him 10K. He told me a few days later that the Board had increased my grant to 150,000.00 $ and that the Grant will be delivered by FEDEX to my home.

I wired Via Chase Bank/ZELLE as follows:

2000.00 each to

Logan Creek Williams

Cynthia Russell

Martin Hunter

Jay Collins

4000.00 to Marsha Grant

Total of 12,000.00

By Several checks Mail to :

Katherine Root

306 Haldiman Ave.Hamilton Hoio 45013

64,000.00 Dollars

to Ruth Ann Gerald=1518 Windermere Rd.=Westchester, PA 19380

15,100.00 Dollars

At This point Mr. Garvin told me that the delivery will be on May 30 at 5PM

On May 29 I was hospitalized

I contacted mr. Garvin and told him to postpone the delivery and that I will notify him when I will be back home

I got back home on June 2 and got in touch with Mr. Garvin, he told me that I had to pay for storage and insurance 2,000.00 a day because of the 4 day delay on delivery I hadto pay additional 8,000.00.

I mailed The 8,000.00 dollars again to Ruth Ann Gerald On June 2,2022

The Total Amount that I paid was 100,000.00 dollars.

Since then I have heard Nothing from Mr. Garvin. I cannot find him on Facebook. I did some searches on Facebook, but there are several Garvin Donald but none of them have the same photo of the guy that I was deling of.

He has disapper totally from Facebook.

End of the story is that I got scammed for 100.000.00 dollars.

Thank or your help.

Giampaolo Panarotto

On the same day June 6 I mailed to Ruth Ann Gerald

Desired outcome: Reimbursement

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International Development Association Scam

I was contacted by my Facebook friend about this company and how she had received a $50,000 grant from them and how I should apply too. I was skeptical but I went through the process until they started asking for money from me. This always makes me nervous and at that point I decided to go to their website and I found other information that sounded identical to what I was experiencing. I then proceeded to block them from my Facebook page and messenger. I then got a message back from them stating that I didn't need to block them because they were here to help not to scam anyone. The woman whose name was Debra Morton from IDA proceeded to send me a picture of her ID. She also texted me reasons why I should pay the delivery fee to get the $50,000. I definitely believe this is a scam.

Desired outcome: Luckily, I did not send them any of my money so I do not need you to help with that.

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Jacqui Melanson
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Mar 03, 2023 6:41 pm EST

Just got a message on messanger from an old friend, but it didn't sound like her.

She was talking about this Association and I had a funny feeling because it just seemed wrong and I've blocked her and I also called a friend where she lives and they'd never heard of it.

They live in a really small town where everyone knows everyones business.

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International Development Association I was scammed by someone posing as a representative from your organization. I have filed an ICS with the FBI; have changed all of my bank accounts

This all began when I chatted with a friend on face book and he informed me of the grant program. I have since found out that this was not my friend, who had no knowledge of any grant program and did not know Kevin Wilson.
Upon sending my resume Kevin Wilson, your representative, indicated that I had been approved to receive a grant. Initially it was for $100, 000. He increased it to $250, 000 and subsequently $500, 000. After a time, and constant delays of delivery and the request for more money, I requested a refund and was told it would happen but would take 3 weeks. March 4, 2021 was the last communication, and to date no refund. I have since noted that all emails that money was sent to have been deleted from the face book page. However, I do have copies of the money sent. Kevin Wilson appealed to my emotions and I fell for the care that was extended.

Desired outcome: My desired outcome is to get all if not some of my money back. But more important is to have the perps brought to justice

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International Development Association Fake cash award

I was duped into sending my id and res add by a fake email from the above that i have won 2, ooo, ooo british pounds internet lotery gran
Copies attatched. Please chech this out and protect my id.
Christopher Mukobe

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Nahnopedoubtit
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Aug 14, 2018 4:30 pm EDT

Office Office
01:24 (8 hours ago)
to me
Dear,

This is to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of
trustees of International Development Association (IDA) as one of its
lucky recipient to receive a cash grant/donations sum of USD
$3, 570, 000.00 for business/economic development, and poverty
alleviation. To file for your claim, please contact Barr. John
Ricketts on Email: mccsolicitors@gmail.com, Tel: +[protected] for
the processing of your entitlement. Please note that these cash
grant/donation is administered in the United Kingdom, and therefore
subject to United Kingdom Financial Laws.

On behalf of the Board, kindly accept our warmest congratulations!

Yours faithfully,
Mrs. Sarah Schultz.
Program coordinator.

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