It seems a very rich man named Mr. Glenn died in the UK and now I am the only living relative left. Too bad Glenn isn't my family name.
I have not contacted Eric Williams (why does a lawyer have a Yahoo e-mail account?), but I assume the scam will work like this. I pay for the legal fees, the lawyer then sends me the money from the estate.
Of course, once I send the cash, I will never see a dime of the 18 million in US dollars. I am posting this in case anyone else faces a similar letter.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Be Next of kin to late Mr George Glenn Date: September 12, 2005 12:00:55 PM PDT To: Wally Glenn Reply-To: email@example.com
Attn: Wally Glenn
I am barrister Eric Williams, the president of Lukman & CO. CHAMBERS here in London an adviser to governments establishments, and a personal lawyer to late Mr Glenn a national from your country and a bussinessman who died four years ago on ghastly motor accident on his way to the factory .The deceased happens to share the same last name with you.
After several unsuccessful attempts, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I am contacting you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my late client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit were lodged. Particularly, the finance company where the deceased had an account valued at about $18.5 million (EIGHTEEN MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS). They issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 4years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name, so that the proceeds of this account valued at $18.5 million dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money. 60% to me and 40% to you. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make.
All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me through my email and indicate your williness to transact this deal with me.