This email with the subject "CAN YOU RECEIVE THIS FUNDS ON OUR BEHALF:" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 13 Nov 2009 03:55:43 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Hajia.Mrs. Mariam Abacha"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Hajia.Mrs. Mariam Abacha Via: Mohammed Abacha (Son) Kano. Northern Nigeria. Reply To: email@example.com Dear , Bismillвhi-r-Rahmвni-r-Rahоm! Our letter to (Invest our funds with you) was sent to you some time ago(December 2008 and early January 2009 respectively).Since we have not heard from you, we wanted to be sure that it was brought to your attention. We are re-sending a copy of our original message for your review. I will be looking forward to your reply and hope that we will have the opportunity to do business with you in the near future. Please read below the copy of our original message sent to you in October. ------------- This letter might surprise you because we have not met in person, but I believe that you have received our earlier correspondence,also believing that it is only a day that one gets to know somebody either in person or through correspondence. We searched for your contact today through the internet and decided to write this letter to you. My aims of writing this letter is for you to assist our family in saving our funds in your country pending our arrival in your country to invest in business. I am Hajia/Mrs. Mariam Abacha and my son is Mohammed,the family of the late Gen. Sanni Abacha former Nigerian Military Head of State who died mysteriously as a result of Cardiac Arrest. Since the death of my husband,my family has been under restriction of movement. The former civilian government of Mr. Obasanjo made things difficult for my family. The discovery of my husband's Bank Account by the Nigerian Government with Swiss Bank in which more of our family funds was lodged did not help matters. We have huge sum of money in several different banks and finance firms in Europes and Asia that we wish you can stand and receive on our behalf in your bank account. I therefore personally appeal to you seriously and religiously for your assistance to move this first batch(US$28 Million) into your country where we believe it will be safe. We desperately want to invest this fund with you. However,our family have agreed to reward you with 40% of the total sum while 60% is to be invested on a suitable business investment in your country. Nevertheless if you are for any reason not interested, kindly inform us immediately so that we will look for another person. You should feel free to call my son Mohammed Abacha on his telephone line(+23480822941329)for discussion. Your urgent response will be highly appreciated. Yours sincerely, Hajia/Mrs. Mariam Abacha (Wife of the deceased) Mohammed Abacha (Son) firstname.lastname@example.org