Scam Emails and a bit of baiting


Published / by BrendingBot / 21 Comments on Mr. Harry Benjamin MESSAGE FROM CITIBANK OF NEW YORK

WARNING: These are scams. They are Emails sent to a honeytrap address only ever used for this purpose. Do not reply to these people, they will try to con you into paying out money in return for nothing.

CAVEAT: Please note that some of these Emails may be impersonating a genuine company or person. We wish to make it clear that any such name mentioned within these Emails has no connection to the scam. For the sake of searching, we leave these messages untouched, but we will respond to any concerns left in our comments.

From: "Mr. Harry Benjamin"<>
Reply: <>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 23:18:06 +0100

ADDRESS: 87-11 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst, NY 11373


From Desktop of Mr. Harry Benjamin

Attention Fund Beneficiary,

Payment Release Instruction from Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Acting on our capacity as the international correspondent bank to the International Monetary Fund Organization, this is to officially notify you that we have received a confirmation advice from the International Monetary Funds External Auditors Committee, World Bank, United Nations Organization and the Federal Reserve Bank of America respectively via International Payment Voucher Number: IMF/FRBWDC/CTY-93WB82UN567-G requesting our bank Citibank of New York, to disburse your due wining/inheritance contract payment valued at Ten Million Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$10.3M) in your favor.

In consideration of the above, you have been issued with this Exclusive Reference Identification Number (IMF/FRB-NY/9USXX10751/09)Transfer Allocation No.: FRB/X44/701LN/NYC/US, Password: 339331, Pin Code: 78569, Certificate of Merit No: 104, Release Code No: 0876; Secret Code: XXTN014. Having received these vital payment numbers, you are instantly qualified to receive and confirm your payment within the next 96hrs. As necessary clearance has been granted from the International Monetary Funds External Auditors to release the funds to you with immediate effect.

In view of this directive received from the International Monetary Funds (IMF), we have on our own part verified your payment file as directed to us, and your name is next on the list of outstanding fund beneficiaries to receive their payment at this New year 2020. With that being done, you are required to urgently contact Citibank in New

We wish to inform you of the need for you to also re-confirm the following information before the Citibank to enable us proceed with the preliminary arrangements that will enhance the immediate release of your funds. Owing to security reasons, be clearly informed that we will not respond to any phone calls/general inquiries placed to our bank with regards to the remittance of your funds by beneficiaries as we are barred from doing so, you are therefore advised to communicate only with the accredited officer for further remittance advice.

1) Full Name;
2) Full Address;
3) Your contact telephone and fax number;
4) Your Age and Profession;
5) Copy of any valid form of your Identification;
6) Your Bank name;
7) Your Bank Address;
8) Account name and Number;
8) ABA/Routing Number;
10) Swift or Sort Code:

Thank you for your anticipated co-operation.

Mr. Harry Benjamin
@ 2020 Citibank. All right reserved.


  1. Hi Mr. Benjamin

    Oladotun Is my name from Nigeria. Please I want to confirm the authenticity of the above mail because i also received the mail.

    Thank you for your prompt response

    1. I still beilive cuz theu didnt ask any payment just the said they.fucked the system and sending to us who really suffer all our life cuz of system !!!so keep going to beilve my friends !!!

      1. You arrived at Brendinghat because you have suspicions and you Googled their names.

        You may not have been asked for money yet, but it sounds like you have sent them your details. – They have now stolen your identity.

        1. So what they gonna do with my identity ??? Whats their profit with this?i dont beilve bank system at all and now the time change the money games so who has beautiful ideas for humanity from the heart they can see it cuz we are collcetive mind ! Isnt it so ?

  2. I just received a very similar message today. The only difference is that the one here carried 2020 while mine is 2021. The banking terms used here makes the mail look so real.

  3. Hi . I just received a simillar massage 2 week ago . I’m from mauritius island . Is it true or fake . Help me to understand what happens here on citibank . Thank you

  4. I just received a very similar message today. The only difference is that the one here carried 2020 while mine is 2021. The banking terms used here makes the mail look so real.

  5. Good day,
    Am Gbemisola from Nigeria, I got exactly the same email, only that the date and director of fund clearance email is different.
    Those fraudsters need to be tracked, captured and punished.

  6. Hello,
    I am Tatiana from Bucharest. I also received this kind of email. Exactly the same email content.
    Punish them , please.

    1. Bună,
      All we can do at Brendinghat is keep publishing these Email hoping to stop people being fooled.

      1. hei si eu am primit ce se intampla?

        Google translate from Romanian
        hey i got what’s going on?

  7. I’m Umar Kofa from Nigeria. I received the same email twice but guys use your sense, how on earth you gonna get that kinda huge amount of money just for doing nothing. Trust me, If you give out your details that’s on you, don’t complain to anybody.

  8. Hello, I’ve received an email regarding the subject above mentioned.
    It is of my personal interest some more information related to, in order to try to open people’s eyes about the insidious gesture of a uniform mediocrity tending to reach the ureachable. Creative minds Will prevail.
    Thanks and regards.
    D. L.

  9. Hi, I am from Kyrgyzstan, I received this message today, and was interesting but funny. Even staying in Kyrgyzstan this trap can occure also here. Thank you for before hand warning. I also was receiving many times from some African banks which is also redicules.


  10. Nothing comes good from this web site , I think it is “BOCO HARAM” in Nigeria doing this ,to rob you by leading the carrot in your face. it is miss leading web site .

  11. I also received the email today. I don’t understand what they do with the data collected from people, but I didn’t provide mine.

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