A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM: MRS. MARIAM ABACHA" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 01 Jul 2005 15:58:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was mariam abcha <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: MRS. MARIAM ABACHA Dear Sir/Madam Good day to you. Following the sudden death of my husband General Sani Abacha the late former head of state of Nigeria in August 1998, I have been thrown into a state of utter confusion, frustration and hopelessness by the present civilian administration. I have been subjected to physical and psychological torture by the security agents in the country. As a widow that is sotraumatized, I have lost confidence with anybody within the country. You must have heard over the media reports and the internet on the recovery of various huge sums of money deposited by my husband in different Security firms abroad, some companies willingly gave up their secrets and disclosed our money confidently lodged there and many outrightly blackmailed us. In fact the total sum discovered by the Government so far is in the tune of$700.Million dollars and they are not relenting to make me poor for life. I repose great confidence in you hence my approach to you. Due to security network placed on my day to day affairs, I cannot afford to visit the embassy that is why I decided to contact you and I hope you will not betray my confidence in you. I have deposited the sum of U.S 40.3 million dollars with a security firm abroad whose name is witheld for now until we open communication. I shall be grateful if you could receive this fund into your account for safe keeping. This arrangement is known to you and my son alone, my son will deal directly with you as security is up my whole being. The name of my son is Mustapha. Please I want you to divert this fund into your account. I am willing to give you 30% of this funds for your participation. Please honesty is the watch word in this transaction. Please forward your details such as private telephone/fax number, full name and address so that we can commence communication immediately. In case you don‘t accept please do not let me out to the security agents. I will greatly appreciate if you accept my proposal in good faith. Please expedite action. Reply me through my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you very much. I shall await your prompt response. Kindest regards, Maryam A Abacha