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Fraud/Corruption: E-mails and/or Checks


IFC has recently received reports that misleading statements are being circulated which falsely suggest some affiliation or relationship between IFC and the following entities: GetEasy Group, TachoEasy Iberica, International Finance Corporation Ltd and International Finance Bank Ltd/Banque Financière Internationale Ltd.  


Specifically, IFC has received inquiries asking whether IFC is affiliated with or is involved with requesting that certain payments be made to these entities.  IFC is not affiliated with these entities and is in no way involved in requesting that payments be made to these entities.  Any such suggestion to the contrary could be an attempt to obtain fraudulent “investments” in the same or related fields as IFC’s legitimate operations. 


IFC has no relationship to and is NOT affiliated with these entities in any way. Any statements to the contrary are false.  


If you encounter any such statement or receive such a solicitation, please contact IFC (highlighting "General Inquiry").



IFC is also aware that unknown persons are sending fraudulent e-mails and/or checks that appear to be from the International Finance Corporation.

These emails are purporting career opportunities and/or advise the recipients that the persons responsible for the e-mails are associated with IFC and claim that IFC is distributing cash "entitlements" (monetary "payments" or money through "online sweepstakes").

Please note that IFC does not use agents or brokers and is not associated in any way with the persons distributing these fraudulent emails or with the activities described in them.

The purpose of the e-mails and/or checks is apparently to induce recipients to disclose personal information in order for the unknown persons to commit identity theft. IFC is taking action to stop such fraudulent e-mails from being distributed.

If you receive any e-mails claiming to be from "Finance Corp International" or "Dr. Paul Segre" or "Oliver Pram," or "Andrus Ansip" or "United Parcel Service Nigeria LTD", or "Katrina Bowden" please do not reply with any additional information or any personal details.

Similarly, if you receive any unexpected checks from International Finance Corporation, please do not reply with any additional information or any personal details.

See sample e-mails/faxes below:

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3 

Sample 4

See sample check below:

Sample 1


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