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This message is a typical example of an “abandoned bank account” scam. The scammer poses as a foreign banker and claims to have access to a bank account that has been abandoned. If you’ll just stand in as next-of-kin, he’ll let you split the money with him. Unfortunately there is really no abandoned bank account — there’s just a scammer trying to pick your pocket.
From: KONG KHEMARA email@example.com
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016
I am Mr. Kong Khemara; I work with the audit department of a bank here in South East Asia. I need your partnership in a funds transfer process involving an unclaimed deposit. All efforts to trace any living relative of the deceased customer did not yield any positive result. I can use my office to present you as next of kin to the deceased and have the funds transferred for our mutual benefit. There are no risks whatsoever attached. I will personally oversee the process of the transfer of funds from the bank to your account.
Get back to me immediately for more details. Please reply to my private email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Kong Khemara
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