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The message below is an example of a next-of-kin/abandoned-account scam. The scammer claims to have access to an abandoned bank account, and if you’ll pose as the next of kin, he’ll split the money with you. Alas, there really is no abandoned bank account: there’s just a scammer trying to pick your pocket.
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016
From: halwa zahoor email@example.com
Reply-To: halwa zahoor firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: URGENT REPLY
i am (Mr zahoor halwa) a banker by profession from Burkina Faso in west Africa and currently holding the post of Audits and Account manager i have the opportunity of transferring the left over sum of ($10.5 Million Dollars) that belongs to late Mr Rudi Harmanto from Indonesia who died along with his entire family in the Asia Earth Quake (TSUNAMI, DISASTER IN INDONESIA / INDIA. 2004, and since then the fund has been in a suspense account. Because of the static of this transaction i want you to stand as the next of kin so that our bank will accord you their recognition and have the fund transfer to your account.
this money can be shared between us in the ratio of 50/50;
However, further details of this transaction and the text of application form will be forwarded to you as soon as i receive your return mail. I am waiting for your immediate response as you receive this mail.
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