This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 21 Jun 2008 04:28:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was mariamabacha <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
ABACHAś” FAMILY ESTATE
ESTATE DEVELOPER & CONSULTANTS
I am Dr. (Mrs) Mariam Abacha, wife of the last Nigerian Head of State, General Sani Abacha who died on the 8th of June 1998 while still on active duty. Iam contacting you in view of the fact we will be of great assistance to each other, likewise developing acordial business relationship.I currently have within my reach the sum of twenty million United States dollars($20,000,000.00) which I intended to use for investment purposes specifically in your country. This money came as a result of a pay-back contract deal between my late husband and a Russian firm in our country Multi-Billion Dollar Ajaokuta Steel Plant.
The Russian partner returned my late husband share of US$20,000,000.00 USD after his death, and lodged it in my late husband Security Company, of which I am a Director. Right now, the new civilian government has intensified their probe on my late husband financial resources and has frozen our accounts. In view of these facts, I acted fast to withdraw the US$20,000,000.00 USD from the company vault and deposited it in a security safe . No record whatsoever exists concerning the money traceable by the government because, there is no documentation showing that we received the money from the Russians.
Due to the current situation in the country concerning the Government attitude towards my family, it has become quite impossible for me to make use of this money, thus upon your consent. Bear in mind that your assistance is needed to transfer this fund, I propose a commission of 20% (twenty percent) of the sum to you for the expected service and assistance. Your response is highly needed so as to stop further contact. All correspondence must be by Tel No: or by this email address . I must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter extra ordinarily confidential as I waits to hear from you.
Dr. (Mrs) Mariam Abacha
please reply me at my private email address: firstname.lastname@example.org