Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: "hemphill bruce" <>

This email with the subject "TREAT AS URGENT/CONFIDENTAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 07 Feb 2008 12:38:13 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "hemphill bruce" <>, although it may have been spoofed.

            SOUTH AFRICA

Dear Sir/Madam, 

I am Mr.Hemphill Bruce, Bank Manager of a Reputable bank in 
Johannesburg, Gauteng Province,Republic of South Africa. I have an 
urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.On feb 27, 
2001, a British Contractor with the South African Mining Corporation, 
(Name deliberately with held) made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for 
twelve calendar months, valued at US$50,000,000.00 (Ffity Million 
Dollars) in my branch. 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 South African Mining Corporation, that the 
depositor 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 the depositor did not declare any 
next of kin or relations in all his official 
documents,US$50,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the 
interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of 
each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to 
Laws of Republic of South Africa,at the expiration of 10(Ten) years, 
the money will revert to the ownership of the South African 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 NEXT OF KIN to the 
depositor so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not get 
into the hands of some corrupt government officials.

A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will 
then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the 
beneficiary/next of kin.The money will be paid into your account for 
us to share in the ratio of 60%for me and 35% for you and 5% for any 
expenses that we are going to incue.There is no risk at all and if you 
are interested, please reply immediately via the private email 
address.Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details 
and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. 

Please send me your full name,age,occupation,address, confidential 
telephone and fax numbers for easy communication and also,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 your country. 

Thanks and Regards. 
Mr.Hemphill Bruce