This email with the subject "VERY IMPORTANT EMAIL..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:22:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "silver"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr. Mathew Silver 109 Amex Avenue, johannesburg, South Africa. Telephone: + 27 715954636. Urgent Business Proposal. Attn: President/ CEO, I am a Chief Internal Auditor at AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK of South Africa (AMEX SA). I am writing to seek your cooperation over business deal. In my Department, I discovered an abandoned sum of (US$35.7Million). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in a plane crash that took place in Kenya, The account belongs to the Late DR. GEORGE BRUMLEY, a citizen of Atlanta, United States of America and contractor with Anglo Gold. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or business associate to come and claim his money because it cannot be released unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or business associate to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately, all his supposed next of kin or relation died along with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. You can read more about the crash on the site below; http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/07/20/kenya.crash/index.html It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to your account as the next of kin or business associate. The banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remains dormant after five years; the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed funds. The request for your assistance and maximum co-operation as a foreign citizen is highly needed to release these funds. I will like us to share this money mutually on two equal half between me and you. Please note that I don't have any access to withdraw any cent from this money due to the money was insured by the owner DR. GEORGE BRUMLEY. I will like you at this point to understand that this is privileged information and must be strictly confidential. Please reply to above email or Phone number. Thanks and God bless. Yours Sincerely, Mathew Silver