This email with the subject "Mary" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 01 Aug 2008 04:02:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mariam Abacha <Maryabach@mary.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend This is wishing you a great day. Before I proceed, I must first apologize for this unsolicited mail to you. I am aware that this is certainly an Unconventional approach to establishing a relationship, but you will realize the need for my action. I got your Contact While on a private research on the internet. I am Mrs. Mariam Abacha, wife of the late Nigerian Head of state, General Sani Abacha who died on the 8th of June 1998 while still on active service for his fatherland. . The reason I am contacting you is that I am hopeful that you will be of great assistance to me. As I write this mail, I have within my reach a total sum of $3,500,000.00 (Three Million, five hundred thousand United states dollars) in liquid cash. I intend to use the said sum for investment purposes outside here. The said sum is the proceed from a payback contract deal between my husband while he was alive as Head of State and a Russian firm in our country's multi-billion dollar Ajaokuta steel plant. The Russian partners returned my husbands share being the above sum after his death. Presently, the new civilian Government has intensified their probe into my husbands financial resources which has led to the freezing of all our local and foreign accounts, and the revoking of all our business licences and the arrest of my First son. In view of this I acted very fast to withdraw this money from one of our finance houses before it was closed down. I have since deposited the money in a security company with the help of very loyal officials of my late husband.There cannot be any trace to this fund by the government because there is no documentation showing that we received such a sum. Due to the current situation in the country and government attitude to my family, I cannot make use of the money within or around here, thus I seek your help in moving the fund out from here. Bearing in mind that you may want to assist me, l have decided to part with 30% of the total sum. So, if you accept to assist me and the fund is transfered to you, we shall share in the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you. I intend to invest my entire 70% share in your country. Please if you are willing to assist, contact me with this my secured Email- Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Best Regards, Mrs. Mariam Abacha