Clearing House Interbank Payments System CHIPS Scam

Clearing House Interbank Payments System CHIPS Scam

The New York Clearing House email below is a scam. The fake email is being used by scammers to trick potential victims into contacting them. If contacted, the scammers will attempt to trick their potential victims into sending money for the promise of receiving millions of dollars in return. But, if the potential victims sent the money, they will not receive the money they were promised and the scammers will disappear.

The Clearing House Interbank Payments System CHIPS Scam

From: Paul Woods

Sent: Friday, June 30, 2023 11:19 AM

Subject: Clearing House {From Paul Woods}

Attention: Beneficiary.

The New York 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, $25million, that has been in the coffers of the U.S Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) since April 2015, is finally unblocked and authorized for immediate wire transfer into your receiving bank account by the Clearing House in New York.

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: SunTrust, N.A, MN;

Swift Code: USBKUS4TCOR;

Routing #: 121122676;

Account Number: 153459581457;

Account Beneficiary Name: Richard B. Salazar;

Beneficiary Address: 24985 Carnes RD.Homeland,CA 92548

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 ( or call the Clearing House at the number we will send you as soon as we recieve your response.

If you have any questions,we would be pleased to discuss any of our comments in more detail.

Thanks for your Co-Operation.


Mr. Paul Woods

SWIFT Transfer Manager

The Clearing House Payments Company L.L.C.

New York, NY 10001

450 West 33rd Street

© 2023 The Clearing House Association L.L.C. All Rights Reserved

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