Thank you very much for your response to my correspondence.
I am Leighton Powell; I work with one of the leading Banks here in Europe. I got your contact with the assistance of my very good friend (Jennifer) while doing an intensive search for the lineage of a deceased customer, who died with his family in the tsunami disaster on the 26th December 2004 in Sumatra Indonesia while they were on vacation.
I contacted you because you shared the same last name with our deceased customer / account holder. He was a wealthy crude oil merchant with over 26.566Million British Pounds or ($36.8M USD) on fixed deposit in our Bank.
The account has since been idle and is currently dormant, and hence, it will soon be declared abandoned/unserviceable and the fund stands to be confiscated and side-tracked to the bank Treasury as stipulated by the law after a specific numbers of years must have elapsed. Daily, we see so much funds been recycled in the banking industry as abandoned funds, of which most of the fund are been diverted by some top bank officials for their selfish interest.
Sincerely, I sympathizes his death, but think it is unprofitable for his funds to be diverted and shared amongst my corrupt bosses. Hence, my aim is to retrieve these funds and let it be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. Unfortunately, all effort to trace any of his relatives for some years now has been unsuccessful because he did not register any next of kin or relations in all his official documents being held by our bank for his account. Hence, none of his family lineage is aware of this deposit, and no one will ever come to claim the funds.
A lot of customers open private accounts with different Banks without the knowledge of their families and when they die, such monies will be lost to the Bank unless someone applies for claims as beneficiary or Next of Kin. This is how a lot of Bank Directors make so much money silently. Thus, to forestall a total loss since the deceased account would soon be confiscated, I solicit your consent to present you as the next-of-kin so that the proceeds of the account can be paid to you for our benefit at a ratio of 30% for me and 30% to your kind self, while the balance 40% donated as charity to aid victims of war and natural disasters.
For your information, this transaction is risk-free as we shall adopt legalized methods that will shield us from any breach of the law. I have evaluated the risk and the only risk I have here is your refusal to partner with me and alerting my bank.
Currently, I am the only one who knows about this issue and as such it should be treated confidentially. I would respectfully request you to be confidential and respect the veracity of the information you may come by as a result of our correspondence in this deal.
Endeavor to send me your private/direct email address.
I shall unveil more details, upon your readiness to partner with me in this golden opportunity.
I await your prompt reply.