Got the quoted text below in an email, I've never seen this approach before.
I am Mark Benson Principal Assurance manager for the Natwest Bank London uk . I am
getting in touch with you regarding the estate of Mr Alfred Brown and an investment placed under our banks management 7 years.
I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail.
In 2000, the subject matter; came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 8.35 million United States dollars, which he wished to have us invest on his behalf.
Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over 10 million United States Dollars. In mid 2002, he instructed that the principal sum ($8.35M) be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Hong Kong and China . We got in touch with a specialist bank in London , the VTB CAPITAL LONDON who agreed to receive this money for a fee
and make cash available to Alfred. However VTB CAPITAL LONDON got in touch with us last year that this money has not been claimed. On further enquiries we found out that Alfred was involved in an accident in Mainland China , which means he died intestate. He has no next of kin and this is the reason I am writing you..
What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file, you will be made the beneficiary of these funds. My bank will contact you informing you that money has been willed to you. On verification, which will be the details I make available to my bank, my bank will instruct VTB CAPITAL LONDON to make payments to you. You do not have to have known him. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split the money in half. In the banking
circle this happens every time..
Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold the KEY to these funds, and as a British National we see so much cash and funds being re-assigned daily. I would want us to keep communication for now strictly by the above email address, I will give you my mobile telephone number when i get your reply.
Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence. If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this. Please get back to me immediately via the email ******************************