This email with the subject "PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 09 Aug 2005 18:12:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mohammed Abacha <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL.
I got your contact through my private search, I therefore decided to contact you .I am the second son of General Sanni Abacha, the late Military Head of State of Nigeria.
When my father was alive I used to move funds, in cash, running into millions of United States dollars to Brazil, Lebanon and other parts of the world, for safe keeping on behal However, on the eve of my fatherís death in June 8, 1998, he gave me the sum of US$40.3(FORTY MILLION THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS)in cash to move to Lebanon as usual, but immediately my father died I had to move the fund to EUROPE through a diplomatic courier service to a trust security company in EUROPE.
The funds have been in the security company in EUROPE since July 1998.However, because of the many restrictions placed on my family by the present Nigerian Government, I simply cannot travel to EUROPE to secure the funds from the security company in EUROPE.
What I now need from you are as follows:-
1.You should travel to EUROPE to secure the funds in cash on my behalf and deposit it in your bank account in your Country.
2.You will be entitled to 30% of the total sum involved for your assistance.
3.As soon as you confirm to me by my above e-mail address your readiness to travel to EUROPE, I will send a copy of my Power of Attorney to the security company in EUROPE authorizing them to release the funds to you.
4.As soon as you have the fund in your custody, I will give you details of where and which sector you will invest my share of the funds into, on my behalf.
5.Please note that this project is 100% risk free, but you must keep it ve must keep it very secret and confidential because of my personal security.
Please contact me immediately through my email
I expect your prompt reply.