Poor George Brumley. Dr. Brumley was a real physician from the United States who was killed with many other members of his family in a plane crash in Kenya. Since his death, his name has been invoked by more African email scammers than probably any other person. You see, he appears to have had bank accounts all over Africa and no one has come forward to claim them, since so many family members are dead. But you (yes you), with the help of a corrupt bank official, could get a cut of Brumley’s millions if you’ll just help to get the cash out of one of the many countries in which it resides. Of course in reality, there are no secret bank accounts and no hidden millions. Just scammers spinning an imaginary story based on a real news tragedy.
from: mathew silver (firstname.lastname@example.org)
date: Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 4:59 PM
subject: PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL…
MR. MATHEW SILVER
Telephone: + 27 73 599 0807.
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;
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.