Naoyuki Shinohara, Managing Director (scam alert)

Online scammers, like sleazy used car salesmen, know that bullying is often an effective strategy to get people to part with their money. In this message, sent probably to thousands of random people, “Naoyuki Shinohara” insists that you contact him about the money you owe. Comply!

From: “Deputy Managing Director.(I.M.F)”
Subject: Re: Read and Comply…07/28/2015
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015

Dear Friend.

Get back upon the receipt of this message for more clarification towards your over due funds.


Mr. Naoyuki Shinohara
Deputy Managing Director.(I.M.F)

Deputy Managing Director of what? “I.M.F.”? (The International Monetary Fund? Really?) In truth, “Naoyuki Shinohara” is just another online fraudster using bullying tactics to try to steal your money — he may be using someone else’s real name, but the person actually sending the message is nothing but a scammer. Study the resources we have here at, and share them with your friends, and you’ll be able to avoid scams like these.