A reader submitted this scam. Barristers don’t do detective work.  Mr Jackson is just a scammer – he doesn’t have $20m – he wants to take money from you by charging you advance fees.  Just delete the email and don’t reply.

From Barrister JERRY JACKSON (Esq)
JACKSON  & Associate,
4 Albert Embankments, London
SE1 7SR, United Kingdom.
Attention: My Good Friend,
I am Barrister Jerry Jackson (Esq). I have a client Mr Mark, who bears the same last name with you, and a national of your Country  who used to work with Mekon
Associates Company in London, On the 2nd of August 2004, my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Manchester Express
Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives.
Since then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to locate any of my client’s extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these
several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the internet, to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted
you. I have contacted you to assist me in repatriating the money left behind by my late client before they got confiscated or declared unserviceable by the
Finance House where these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the Finance House where the deceased had an account valued at about US$20M dollars has
issued me a notice to provide the next-of-kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in
locating the relatives for over nine (9) months now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this
account valued at US$20M dollars can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money, 50% to me and 50% for you.
I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make, all I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this
transaction through. I uarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.
Please get in touch with me  immediately you acknowledge the good receipt of this message, do not forget to send me your direct telephone number, so that I
can put a call through to you for an extensive discussion on this deal.
Anticipating your prompt response.
Yours Sincerely,
Pricipal Partner, (Barrister JERRY JACKSON  Chambers London UK.)