This email with the subject "IMMEDIATE RESPONSE ." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Jun 2008 10:44:17 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr.Mrs.Mariam Abacha."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATLAS OIL SERVICES CO. LIMITED (A Subsidiary of Abacha Investments)
Dear Friend, This might seem very deplorable for a person that you do not know but as the title implies I am Dr Mrs Mariam Abacha, wife of the late General Sani Abacha.I am contacting you due to the present situation as regards the special panel set up by the present democratic administration in my country (Nigeria) under the anti-corruption law passed mainly to recover what they termed "Abacha's looted money". This law is yet another smear campaign aimed mainly to frustrate, humiliate, dismember and widen the scope of hatred to our family. A personal vendetta by President Obasanjo who was jailed by my husband's Government for plotting a coup d 'etat against his administration. This highly calculated attempt by this administration cum Swiss government through bi-lateral relationship has taken away from us over US$1.4billion in Switzerland. The rampaging situation in our accounts abroad has yielded to the barbaric pressure and just last month we were squished out of another US$395m and all this funds can be ascertained independently. Please you can visit these websites and read more about my late husband and you will understand what I am telling you. Please visit: www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=42764&SelectRegion=West_Africa This government is bent on destroying our family. You may be aware that my son (Mohammed), heir apparent to the family just got out of prison after 3 years of detention. Therefore, I am soliciting for genuine partners that I can invest the family fortune that is scattered all over the world. According to my estimation in West Africa alone we still have about US$85m in cash in a Security Company that we intend to invest abroad through your assistance. For the purpose of investment in areas of your interest, contact me as a handsome reward of 20% of the total sum awaits you, subject to our negotiation and agreement. You can contact me via my e-mail for security reason for further details for now. In the event of you not being interested in this proposal, endeavor to keep this highly confidential! Thanks and God bless! Sincerely, Dr Mrs Mariam Abacha. Private email;email@example.com