This email with the subject "From: Mariam Abacha." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 16 Aug 2005 18:14:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was mariam3 <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, I am Hajia (Mrs.) Mariam Abacha, wife of late Nigerian head of state-Gen. Sanni Abacha. It is no news telling you that my family has been going through untold hardship since the 18th June 1998 when my husband died. We have not met before but fate catch up with. Please be honest with me, as I am ready to do anything for you at the conclusion of this transaction. My family has lost so much including some fixed assets my husband acquired while in office. Evidently, the pages of all international and Nigeria dailies, which you can equally get from Nigeria embassy in your country if you wish to but note this is confidential so you know how you go about it. Even now, our homes are under surveillance, worst of all, the Government has resorted to consficating everything that has to do with my family. Before the death of my husband, he ran among other business of his own, bureau de change, which was flourishing with every Government support. From the bureau de change business, which has now been clamped down by Nigeria Government, I was able to save USD$24,000,000.00 in cash. I tried to safeguard it in a security company here in Nigeria but couldn't. Through the help of a close family friend who works in a security company, I delivered the USD$24 million and moved it out of Nigeria under the label of photographic materials to a security company in EUROPE. For security reasons wouldn't mention the name of the country until I hear from you. In view of our condition here and the high interest rate the security company charges, the money could not be safe there. I would therefore need your honest assistance to move this fund from the Security Company to your nominated bank account. Once the money is safeguarded in your account, I would require your directives to enable me invest same in any viable business venture. If you accept this offer of assistance you are requested to contact me back. As soon as I receive your acceptance notice, I will immediately forward your mail to the family Lawyer for a follow up. He is in position to furnish you with the details, which includes; lodging code and clearance permit to enable you clear the consignment from the Security Company. Note that, You will be accorded with 30% of the total sum for your assistance. I dare you with faith and I promise you will ever be happy with your kind gesture. Finally, you are requested to indicate your telephone and fax numbers to me for easier communication. While thanking you for your anticipated co-operation, I look forward in doing business with you in the nearest future. Best regards. Yours Truly, Hajia Mariam Abacha. ___________________________________________________________________________ Mail sent from WebMail service at PHP-Nuke Powered Site - http://yoursite.com