This is a variant of the good old “next-of-kin” scam. “Garrick Wong” needs your help “re-profiling funds” (whatever that means), and he’ll give you a cut of the profits. He says it is because your name is the same as his (imaginary) client — and that’s what he says to everyone. Once he has your “transaction fee” in his pocket, however, he’ll disappear and you’ll never hear form him again.
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From: “Garrick WONG” email@example.com
Subject: !Emai Infol 26/03/2016
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016
This is a personal email directed to you and I request that its been treated as such.I got your email from online directory, I would need your assistance in re-profiling funds belonging to my late client who shares similar surnames with you. Contact me for more detailed information.
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