LAWYER SCAM LETTER THAT MY BEST FRIEND RECEIVED!
Fraud Alert! Fraud Alert!
You and your friend should trust your instincts. There are a number of red flags to consider. They are: (1) numerous grammatical errors; (2) postmark of Buffalo, NY for a Canadian bank; and (3) failure to name the bank. Most importantly, your friend should consider her lack of familiarity with the beneficiary.
I would imagine that the part of Canada where this bank is located has unclaimed property requirements similar to those governing banks in the US.
In my opinion, this is something to go in the round file.
So, long story short, some of these scammers are pretty savvy. Be cautious, be careful. And remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is a scam.
NEVER SEND MONEY TO SOMEONE YOU DON'T KNOW.