Compliments of the season, This is not really to cause you any type of embarrassment as we are completely strangers to each other, I am Barrister Edward .F. Duke, Personal Attorney to an expatriate, who was a consultant with shell development oil company in Nigeria. On the 21st of April 2002, my client and his wife were involved in a car accident along Sagamu Lagos express Road. Unfortunately they lost their lives in the event of the accident, since then I have made several inquiries as to locate any of his extended relatives, but all proved abortive. After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to traces his relatives over the Internet, to locate any member of his family but to no avail, hence I decided to contact you.
I am contacting you to assist in retrieving the money valued at about (US$11.5m) that was left behind by my client with the Firstinland Bank plc (FIB) before it gets confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank. Consequently, the bank 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 2 years now, I hereby seek your consent to act as the next of kin to the deceased, the proceeds of this account valued at (US$11.5 million dollars) can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money.55% to me and 40% to you, while 5% should befor expenses or tax as your government may require. I have all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up this project.
All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us succeed without any hitch. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law.
Thanks as I look forward to your anticipated maximum co-operation.
Barrister Edward .F. Duke (Esq.)