Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Urgent Business Letter.

From: Mr.Derrick Morgan. <>

This email with the subject "Urgent Business Letter." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 18 Jul 2005 05:21:50 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Mr.Derrick Morgan. <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Mr.Derrick Morgan.
Imperial Bank Plc
140 Boeing Road East
Elma Park Edenvale
Gauteng 1610
Republic Of South Africa.

Dear Friend,

I cant imagine how you will feel receiving a sudden business letter from a remote country in far 
away Africa and probably from someone you are not closely related with. But all the same, I
believe we do not need to be of blood relatives before we can establish cordial/business
relationship. Having said this, I think it is very important at this  juncture to introduce myself 
to you.

I am Mr.Derrick Morgan, Head: Enterprise Wide Risk and member of the executive and risk committees 
of Imperial Bank,South Africa.I got your email address from the Internet.This is an urgent and very 
confidential business proposition.

On June 6, 2000,a Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the South African Institute of Mining and 
Metallurgy, Mr.Williams Mitchell made a numbered time(Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, 
valued at US$26,500,000.00,(Twenty-six Million, five hundred thousand Dollars).

Upon maturity,I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a 
month,we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the National
Petroleum Corporation that Mr.Williams Mitchell died from an automobile accident. On further
investigation,I found out that he died without making a "WILL",and all attempts to trace his next 
of kin was fruitless.

I therefore made further investigation and discovered that  Mr.Williams Mitchell did not declare 
any kin or relations in all his official documents,including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my
Bank. This sum of US$26,500,000.00 has carefully been fixed in my bank for safekeeping.
No one will ever come forward to claim it.According to South African Law, at the expiration of 5 
(five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Government if nobody applies to
claim the fund.

Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a Foreigner to stand in as the owner of the 
money which was fixed deposited in my bank. I am writing you because I as a public servant,i cannot 
operate a foreign account.

I want to present you as the owner of the funds so you can be able to claim them with the help of 
my attorney. This is simple. I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so 
that the Attorney will prepare the necessary documents which will put you in place as the
beneficiary of the funds.

The money will be moved out for us to share in the ratio of 80% for me and 20% for you. The 
paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney If you are interested, please reply 
immediately via my email address and Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details 
that will help you understand the transaction.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most 
profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in real estate
within your country.

Due to the nature of confidentiality in this Transaction our communication can only be via email 
and fax mostly.  Awaiting your urgent reply via my private  email :

Thanks and my regards.

Mr.Derrick Morgan.