Poor George Bromley. (Or George Brumley — the spelling varies.) He was a real person who did indeed die in a plane crash, but his name has lived on in thousands of messages sent by African email scammers. They all claim to have access to old George’s abandoned bank accounts, which contained millions. If you can assist in the extraction of this money by posing as his next-of-kin, you can have a percentage of the proceeds. Too bad there are no such bank accounts and the whole thing is a scam designed to extract money from you.
Subject: URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL…
From: mrsclara firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 01:09:35 -0300 (BRT)
I am writing to seek your cooperation over this business proposal. First I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret.
Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. Let me start by introducing myself properly to you. I am Mr. Alfred Best, an account manager with Clydesdale Bank international United Kingdom. I came to know you in my Private Search for a Reliable and Reputable Person to handle this Confidential Transaction, which involves the transfer of huge sum of Money to a Foreign Account requiring Maximum Confidence.
In my department, i discovered an abandoned sum of £5million (FIVE MILLION BRITISH POUND) Only, 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, East Africa, the bank now expects a next of kin as beneficiary. Valuable efforts are being made by the Bank to get in touch with any of the Bromley’s remaining family or relatives but all to no success. The Late DR. GEORGE Bromley is a known Philanthropist in Africa and U.S.A.
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over 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 died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the funds to you via your foreign bank account by standing as the next of kin/Business associate to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after seven years, the money will be transferred into the HM treasury account as unclaimed fund.
The sharing of the fund is thus: 40% for you the account owner, 50% for me and the remaining 10% for expenses for both parties. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not make undue advantage of the trust i have bestowed in you. On your interest, kindly respond with your details, such as: 1. Your Full Names: 2. Cell Phone Numbers: 3. Fax Numbers: 4. Postal Address: 5. Occupation and 6. Date of birth. Reply to my private email: email@example.com mine as well shall be sent to you for you to know whom you are dealing with.
Mr. Alfred Best
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