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  3/30/2014, Adar Bet 28, 5774

Holocaust Survivors Targeted in 'Vile' Scam


Survivors in Alberta and Ontario told Canadian media Thursday that they have received letters claiming they are entitled to a share of $75 million from the “Holocaust Claims Processing Office,” and requesting personal banking information.

The letters promise the funds will be transferred to a “secure numbered account,” and asks for 60 percent of the share paid up front as a transfer fee.

This is not the first time Holocaust survivors have been the target of scammers. In 2012, a Brooklyn woman was found guilty of fraud after she attempted to steal millions from organizations arranging repa