By Robyn Rosen, May 13, 2010
An email fraudster has been targeting the community claiming that people with the same surnames as Holocaust victims can collect millions of dollars.
The email tells the recipient there is a dormant bank account belonging to a Holocaust victim with the same name, and urges them to reply within seven days to receive the funds.
The writer claims to be an executive director at the Swiss Banks Settlement, which in reality retrieved $1.25 billion from Swiss banks in 1998. The banks had retained and concealed assets of Holocaust victims.