Just got this in my email. Any suggestions on what I should do? Or perhaps some similar stories...

from *********@yahoo.com.hk...seems like a common enough email address

Dear Friend,

Top of the day to you, I hope this correspondence reach you in good

I must first crave your indulgence as the contents of this
correspondence may not meet your personal or business ethics. I apologize
in advance.

I am Peter Chan, I presently head the investment division of Bank of
America, Hong Kong, The main purpose of this correspondence is to intimate
you of a possible joint business venture.

In the course of our yearly audit, we came across a fixed deposit
account of US$17,600,000.00 (Seventeen Million, Six Hundred Thousand
United States Dollars) only that has been rolled over for the past four

Further investigation revealed that the said fixed deposit belonged
to an expatriate (Name with-held for the time being) who was a
consultant/contractor with the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture,

Going through his bio-data form, we discovered that the only contact
written by him was that of his personal lawyer.
Correspondence between both of me revealed that the depositor had
passed on and the lawyer is the executor of his will. Further prodding
from me also revealed that the will made no mention of the deposit being
held in our bank.

After careful deliberations, the lawyer and I have decided to find a means
of keeping this fund for ourselves. The lawyer proposed that he write a
letter to our bank in his official capacity as the lawyer and executor of
the will to have our bank transfer the funds a third party we will both

The lawyer has agreed I should look for the third party and he will
facilitate the paperwork for this claim with your active participation.

All I need is your consent to act as the third party and I will put all
relevant information at your disposal and discuss your remuneration for
this endeavour.

Should this proposal be of interest to you, please indicate your
interest via a return mail to enable me put more information at your

I remain obliged.

Yours Truly,

P**** C***.

If you want me to post more info (like his email and name) just ask!