This email with the subject "I AM WAITING FOR YOUR RESPONSE." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 07 Jul 2007 02:10:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MARIAM ABACHA." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS TRANSACTION I am sorry for the embarrassment this my letter might cause you as we have not had any correspondence before this letter. I got your address through an extensive Internet search. I am Dr. Mrs. Mariam Abacha, a widow and the wife of the late Nigeria Head of State, General Sanni Abacha who died on the 8th of June, 1998 while still on active service. l am contacting you in view of the fact that we will be of great assistance to each other likewise developing a cordial relationship. I currently have within my reach a certain sum,which I intend to use for investment, like Real/Estate Development specifically or another type of investment in your country or elsewhere in an overseas country.This money came as a payback contract deal between my late husband and a Russian Firm on our countries multi-billion dollars Ajaokuta Steel Plant. The Russian Partners returned my husband's share after the death my husband and I lodged it in my husband's security company firm of which I was the director as at then.Right now,the new Civilian Government have intensified their probe on my husband's financial and oil company. In view of this,I acted fast to withdraw the huge sum from the firm's vault and smuggled it out through the services of diplomatic courier company and deposited it with a Finance Company .I have since declared my husband's security firm bankrupt.No record ever existed concerning the money traceable by the government because there is no documentation showing that we received the money from the Russian partners. Due to the current situation in the country concerning government attitude towards my family,it has become quite impossible for me to make use of this money within.So I believe this is the only option left for me.Thus consent,I shall expect you to contact me urgently to enable us discuss in details about this transaction.Bearing in mind that your assistance is needed to get and transfer this fund,I propose a percentage commission of 30% of the total sum to you for the expected services and assistance. Your urgent response is highly needed as to stop further contacts.I will give you my tel/fax numbers where you can contact me when I hear from you.I must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinary confidential,whatever your decision, while await your prompt response.Please all correspondence should be directed to me via firstname.lastname@example.org You can go through this website to know what i am talking about the government:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4271245.stm Best Regards, Dr.Mrs.Mariam Abacha. Nb:Note that because of security that is been mounted on my family,I will want this transaction to exist between you and my nephew Mohammed Ali.