What you should know is, banks cannot confiscate any funds residing in bank accounts held with them. So “Philip” is lying to you from the start.
Other points which show that what he is telling you is a farce are,
- the gmail and AOL email addresses,
- Amsterdam is a main area where “Nigerian” crooks operate from in Europe and
- what he is suggesting is illegal and is called embezzlement.
He is actually being very stingy, offering only 20% …..
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From: MR PHILIP PRICE <email@example.com>
I seek your assistance on a business transaction that will be of mutual benefits.
Please, read below the details of this transaction and what is required of you to get this transaction started:
Mr. Andrew Parker was my client for over a decade. He died of cardiac arrest in 2002. He had a deposit in the sum of US$45M with Delta Lloyd Finance Amsterdam.
The bank contacted me as Mr. Andrew Parker’s attorney to get his next of kin. I have not been able to get any of his relations. The bank now has the right to confiscate the funds if I do not produce his next of kin soonest. This is the reason why I contacted you so you can act as the next of kin.
If you reply this email by sending me your full name, address, telephone and fax number, I will prepare and send to you a memorandum of understanding which will have to be duly signed by both parties (your good self and I) as
an agreement, so as to protect the shares of both parties and to be in order by laws of your country and the laws of my country.
After the signing of the MOU, I will then email to you the death certificate of Andrew Parker. I will prepare Andrew Parker’s Will in your name. With the Will, I will then get the letter of administration from the probate office thereby making you the next of kin and the bona fide beneficiary of the funds.
I will forward the Will and the letter of administration to the Bank in Europe.
They will then contact you to come to their office to claim the said funds.
When you get to their office in Europe, you sign the funds release documents, they will then transfer the sum of US$45M into your nominated account.
When the funds are transferred into your nominated account, I will then travel to meet with you to share the proceeds. I will take 80% and you will take 20%.
I will exhort you to not only treat this transaction with the gravity it deserves, but also with urgency. May I reiterate that the importance of the confidentiality and speed in this transaction cannot be over emphasized.
Hence in bolstering of confidentiality you are advised against discussing with anyone or your bank the expectation of the funds until I advise you otherwise.
Please treat as urgent.
Send the information ASAP as time is of the essence.
Thank you and God bless.
Philip Price LLB