Follow up letter from a previous scam, submitted by a reader.
Many thanks for your response to my earlier email. How are you and members of your family? I hope this finds you all well.
As I cited in my letter, the deceased Late Michael A. Sherkowitzky whose demise occurred on the 17th of August 2008 he was a client of my law firm.
He retained the service of my law firm for period over 14 years with bond on legal advice and consultancy, solicitation for his business empire and property management. Citing from the statement of his account supplied to my office by his bank on the 23/08/08 Michael A. Sherkowitzky has left the total sum of US$ 11,400.000.00 in his account. On the same day that I received his statement of account I instructed the bank to suspend his account as a measure of security to ensure that no one tampers on the account while I involve efforts to trace and locate his family.
Michael estranged from his family members many years ago and this underscored the reason you did not know about him. Just like I have feared, my efforts to trace his family members were unsuccessful since there was inadequate or rather, no information left by him about his family members. For 5 years (from 2008 till 2013) I have invested both time and money in my quest to trace his family tree but all my efforts have been futile.
My resolving to engage this measure to secure the estate was after receiving the last notice from his bank in July 2013 that they will be effecting confiscation action on his account if there is non-appearance of a beneficiary before the end of October 2013.
As a matter of fact, banking policy governing suspended account empowers the bank to confiscate his estate and remit its residual to the government depository after seven years as unclaimed or owner-less funds.
You may or may not be related to Michael however, that is my least concern at the moment. I have contacted you because you share the last name with him and my literal intention is to present you to the bank as the bona-fide beneficiary to his account after procuring and obtaining due legal documentation in the Courts.
You may be wondering in doubt how I would be able to fortify and consummate this deal but make no mistake; I have not insinuated that achieving this objective will be easy and simple. But all I can assure you is that with a proper and careful handling that we will come out successful. Litigation is my terrain and I know how to trade upon it. I have been in the legal practice for extensive period of years now to know what is obtainable and what is not and I can assure you the feasibility of this transaction without any hurdle.
Prior to sending you my earlier email I have well planned how best to execute this transaction and trust me, you can count on my proficiency. Let me remind you that this transaction will be conducted under legal procedural (LAW) to preclude us from infringement, therefore, no atom of risks or consequences, legal or otherwise shall be met in the process of executing this matter hence our legal rights and protection shall be preserved prior and after receiving the fund.
Once we have been able to complete the legal documentation as may be required then we shall submit your application for estate inheritance claim with all the legal documents from the Court.
Upon verifying that all the legal documents are authentic then the bank will open direct correspondence with you and shall have the funds released/transferred to your account. When the transfer is in progress I will be traveling to meet with you for conclusion of the transaction and sharing of the corpus after removal (deduction) of the Estate inheritance tax by local IRS.
In respect to the sharing and benefit of the estate, I have resolved a mutual sharing of 45/45% while the remaining 10% will goes for charity organization, however this will be engraved in an agreement that both of us will sign to protect our interest, individually. Please, if you have read, understood and willing to cooperate with me in consummating this transaction please attain me accordingly so I can obtain the court forms that we need to commence filing in the Court. You are hereby advised to provide me your informations such as:
Identification ie Drivers License
Postal Mailing address
Private mobile telephone for oral communication
Also, do call me on the hereunder telephone numbers at your earliest convenience.
Barrister Ayman Fawaz. Esq