I've just received an email from a solictor based in the Togo Republic; he says he is acting of behalf of the estate of a namesake of mine who lost his life in the 9/11 bombing of the WTC. Since then he has been unable to trace any relatives of the victim and would I be willing to assist in the repatriation of the funds he left behind before it gets confiscated by the government. This amounts to $10.5M. He assures my cooperation would be most profitable to "both of us" and assures that there would be no breach of the law. I'll ignore this of course, but would like to know what the point of it is. No money has been asked for.
Almost the same type as others doing the rounds just now. My ones came from Bankers?. Not requiring anything just now but sooner than later if you respond, they will request you bank details. I just delete them.
I do know someone who fell for one of these scams - someone who should have known better, being a qualified accountant but, it is strange how greed will distort any rational thoughts when harge sums are involved.