I guess since even my Grandmother knows about those Nigerian email scams, they had to change up the story. In my email tonight came this gem.
Dear Friend, I am Barrister Micheal Huntley, an attorney at law in London. A deceased client of mine, by name Mr. Johnnie Dickison died in New Orleans with his wife and two kids as a result of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
I am contacting you to help assist me in ensuring that the funds lodged by my client with a bank in Bahamas, his bank is not decleared unclaimed hence my reason for this contact to you.
This bank has issued me a notice to contact the next of kin, or the account will be confiscated.
My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my late client, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you, Then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage.
All legal documents to back up your claim as my client’s next-of-kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.
This will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apology. Please contact me at once to indicate your interest.
However if you are willing to assist me in this venture i will establish a verbal telephone communication with you and bring you into a much better picture of the situation.
Barrister Micheal huntley. Morley House, 26-30 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2BP.