John Lemms ("Solicitor") proposes fraud
This scam email will probably not be sent to lawyers as the scammer pretends to be a solicitor. Lawyers are often contacted about emails such as this.
From: John Lemms [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Top of the day to you. I am using this medium to relay a very important message to you. I want you to read it very carefully and take this issue seriously as well. I am a Solicitor and I did solely represent my late client many years ago: He is deceased and I was contacted by the Bank that he had a dormant portfolio deposit for the sum of £3.5million pounds.
Until his death had no child, wife or family. I have tried on several occasions to track any of his relatives and hence I got in contact with you.
I want you to help me privately repatriate the above sum before it gets confiscated by the Bank.
If we do not respond, the Bank will have no choice but to confiscate the funds. I want you to be very confidential about this process if not it can jeopardize the entire process.
I am willing to give you 35% of the entire funds and 15% will be set aside for any expenses that we may incure during the entire process. I trust you will work together with me and we will achieve results. Do get back to me as soon as possible so that I can give you more details.