Thanks for your immediate response and willingness to assist. Let me reassure you that the source of this money is very legitimate and it does not have anything to do with laundering or whatever of such. I know this may sound like a scam, as plenty dubious activities are taking place over the internet today. I assure you that this is authentic and legitimate. You will agree with me that “there is never smoke without fire”. While some of the stories on the internet are true, some others are far from it. In the banking and the Government sector people actually transfer funds out of here. I would want us to discuss a business proposal with you. I respectfully request that you go through the details below for a better understanding of this possible joint venture. My email to you was written as a matter of last resort because of the circumstances surrounding the funds. I have contacted you to request your honest assistance in claiming this funds that have been domiciled at my Bank for 20 years. As a senior Banker in the same Bank, i cannot claim it directly, but i will be here to guide and assist you every step of the way. All i want from you is honesty, integrity, confidentiality, and a total commitment to this transaction. I am a fair man, i am willing to split the funds equally with you, the value of the funds is USD$40 Million. This means USD$20 Million to each of us. This is a once in a life time opportunity for both of us.
I have contacted you to request your honest assistance in claiming this funds belonging to my late Client Mr. Andreas Schranner. I want you to consider the details so you could understand the fuller reasons I need your co-operation. To prove that this is real please do See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/
After preliminary efforts of search, which came to no avail, my department was given an ultimatum to look for someone to come forward for the claim or have the funds liquidated and made un- serviceable in accordance with existing Japanese Financial laws because it will be assumed that no member of his family is alive, hence the money will be paid to the Japanese treasury, where it would be looted by corrupt politicians or used to fund useless wars. After professional consideration on my part, I decided to look for someone credible, to apply for this claim due to the fact that I have at my possession all the legal documents which are very important and which might be requested by my Bank and which, can only be provided by my department since the documents have since been with us.
I want you to be rest assured that this is legal with no risk involved, this is a legitimate and authentic financial transaction, it is transparent and open, all the legal documents that give you the right to make the claim is available to me and I will release them to you as we proceed. I am seasoned Banker with 28 years experience of service and i am also a Respected Public officer in Japan. I will not jeopardize my career or name for anything, I also have a wife and family that I adore and cherish so I will not do anything to stain my family or bring dishonor to them. I am a man of my words, a man of honor. In my country, a mans honor is everything.
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I will proceed to appointing an attorney who will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits which will put you in place as the next of kin to Mr. Andreas Schranner (the deceased depositor).
This is a gesture of trust and goodwill. I will take you as a partner, a friend and person that i can trust and rely on.
I will be expecting your email as we proceed further.
Head of Account Dept, Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank,