Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Confidential!!

From: mariam abacha <>

This email with the subject "Confidential!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 28 Jul 2006 08:10:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was mariam abacha <>, although it may have been spoofed.

I have a new email address!
You can now email me at:


- Attn: Sir/Madam. With warmest heart, I offer my friendship, and my greetings, and I hope this letter meets you in good time. It will be surprising to you to receive this proposal from me since you do not know me personally. However, I am sincerely seeking your confidence in this transaction, which I propose with my free mind and as a person of integrity and from a family with high moral respect. My name is Mariam Abacha. Following the sudden death of my husband General Sani Abacha the late former head of state of Nigeria in June 8th 1998, I have been thrown into a state of utter confusion, frustration and hopelessness by the present civilian administration; the security agents in the country have subjected me to physical and psychological torture. My son was just released from detention few months ago by the Nigerian Government for an offence he did not commit. As a widow that is so traumatized, 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 or many outright blackmail. In fact the total sum discovered by the Government so far is in the tune of lodged there or many outright blackmail. In fact the total sum discovered by the Government so far is in the tune of and out of desperation decided to reach you through this medium. I will give you more information as to this regard as soon as you reply. 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 so 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 $20.5, million dollars with a security firm abroad whose name is withheld for now until we open communication. I shall be grateful if you could receive this fund into your account for safekeeping. You, my son Mohammed Abacha and my lawyer alone know this arrangement. I am seriously considering to settle down abroad in a friendly atmosphere like yours as soon as this fund get into your account so that I can start all over again if only you wish, but if it is impossible, just help me in diverting this fund into your account which will accrue you 30% of this fund. Please honesty is the watchword in this transaction. I will require your: (1)YOUR PRIVATE FAX AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR QUICK COMMUNICATION. (2) YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS. (3) YOUR BANKING DETAILS AND CONTROL NUMBER WHERE THE FUND WILL BE TRANSFER INTO. (4) YOUR COMPANY NAME/ YOUR POSITION AND YOUR AGE. (5)A COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR DRIVING LICENSE. For easy communication and identification and I will give you a more detailed picture of things. if you do not accept please do not let me out to the security agents as I am giving you this information in total trust and confidence. I will greatly appreciate if you accept my proposal in good faith. Any question you are free to ask me. Yours sincerely, Dr. (Mrs) Mariam Abacha.