Part of an email response I got from the IMF asking them about Tony Baloney.
IMF doesn't get involved in that crap,
The IMF's transactions and operations are carried out directly with its member countries. Thus, it does not guarantee, sponsor or endorse investment programs, nor does it approve projects for capital investments or endorse activities of any private entity.
We would also like to point out that the IMF name has been invoked in a number of fraudulent transactions. The IMF has sought to warn the public about the unauthorized use of the name of the IMF in connection with illegal financial schemes. Attached for your information is a copy of a Press Release dated July 14, 2006 on this subject. http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2006/pr06154.htm
Furthermore, please see the following link, a US Treasury release which also warns about fraudulent emails. http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/js1130.htm
Please also check this website to report internet fraud: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx.
Public Affairs Division
International Monetary Fund