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One of the most common types of email scam is the abandoned bank account scam. These are messages that claim to come from a bank official who has discovered a dormant account with a fortune in it. If you’ll just help out, perhaps by posing as next-of-kin to the former account holder, then the banker (that is, the scammer), will give you a percentage. Alas, there really is no abandoned account and no banker — there’s just another advance-fee fraudster trying to pick your pocket.
date: Thu, 04 Aug 16
subject: REPLY AND GET BACK TO ME?
from: Dr. Larry Ellison email@example.com
I am a banker in UBA BANK .I want to transfer an abandoned sum of 10.5 USD to your account.50% will be for you. No risk involved.
Contact me for more details.Kindly reply me back to my alternative email address ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Dr. Larry Ellison
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