Dear Miss Young,
I am Barrister Ramli Bin Azizi, personal attorney to Mr. Michael Young, an expatriate who was resident here in Kuala-Lumpur , Malaysia. On the 2nd of January, 2006 I recieved a call that my client died in the Tsunami Disaster with his wife and child while on vacation at Phuket Island in Thailand.
Since then I have made several inquiries to locate any of my client's extended relatives but it has proved unsuccessful. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the funds left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or declared un-serviceable by the bank where this deposit is lodged.
Particularly, the bank where the deceased had an account valued at US$9,700, 000.00 (Nine Million and Seven Hundred Thousand United States Dollars). The bank has issued me a notice to provide the next-of-kin or have the account confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the biological relatives of my late client, I hereby seek your consent to present you to the bank as his next-of-kin since you are a foreigner and bear the same lastname, so that the balance on his account can be transfered to you as inheritance and thereafter, you and me can share the money; 45% to me, 40% to you, and 15% will be donated to the Tsunami Disaster Charity Fund.
As a lawyer I will obtain from the relevant authority, necessary legal paperwork that will be used to substantiate and legalise our claim to the inheritance. All I require is your consent, honest co-operation and assistance to enable us see the deal through.
Finally, I guarantee that the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Barr Ramli Bin Azizi