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The "Chip Clearing House" Lottery Scam

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The "Chip Clearing House" Lottery Scam

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Online users who have received fake "Chip Clearing House" emails like the one below are asked not to follow the instructions in them. This is because the fake emails are being sent by lottery scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money for a fake lottery. If potential victims send their money to the scammers or thieves, the scammers will take it and disappear, while the victims will not receive the lottery prize they were promised.

Sample of the "Chip Clearing House" Lottery Scam

From: CHIP CLEARING HOUSE <cp@chp.com>

Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:35 PM

Subject: CHIPS[affirm your status quickly]w]

Attention: Beneficiary.

Chip Clearing House is pleased to comment on the final payment release of your unblocked funds, through the Clearing House Interbank Payments System (CHIPS). Basically, this message is notifying you that your blocked funds,Twenty-Five Million United States Dollars , that has been in the coffers of the U.S Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) since April 2018, is finally unblocked and authorized for immediate wire transfer into your receiving bank account by the Clearing House in Minneapolis.

We at the Clearing House, received a certified payment instrument from OFAC in your favor containing your personal details and a new receiving account in the name and favor of your financial representative and partner, Mr. Richard Salazar.

In lieu of the issued payment mandate from the OFAC, the Clearing House conveyed a payment message through CHIPS, which will effect the transfer of the funds via S.W.I.F.T MT2O2 COV into the account of Mr. Salazar in the nearest 72-hours after a confirmation to proceed from you as the original beneficiary.

Please kindly confirm is the account information are correct to receive the funds,

Bank Name: U.S Bank Trust, N.A, MN;

Swift Code: USBKUS4TCOR;

Routing #: 121122676;

Account Number: 153459581457;

Account Beneficiary Name: Richard B. Salazar;

Beneficiary Address: 5021 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758.

The funds will be available in the U.S. Bank Trust, N.A account as above in the next 72-hours as soon as we get a permission to proceed from you, and a copy of the MT202 COV Payment Slip will be sent by fax to the receiving beneficiary bank, U.S. Bank Trust, N.A; Mr. Salazar, and also a copy of the wire slip to you for funds clearance at your receiving bank.

We hope this letter is understood, if not, kindly go over the content twice or more before responding, And If you have any questions as regards this matter, kindly reply me via (chipclearinghse0i@gmail.com) or call the Clearing House as we would be pleased to discuss any of our comments in more detail. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Stuart Gatling, Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Thanks for your Co-Operation.

Sincerely,

Mr. Stuart Gatling

SWIFT Transfer Manager

The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C.

MINNEAPOLIS,MN,USA.

© 2010 The Clearing House Association L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.

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  • July 9, 2019 at 11:36 AM by an anonymous user from Anaheim, California, United States

    Note that the address in Elk Grove, CA is a Safeway supermarket. Also, note there is a bitcoin kiosk at that location. Could be the tool to convert the money fraudulently taken.

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The "Chip Clearing House" Lottery Scam