This email with the subject "Investment in China" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 04 Dec 2007 12:06:25 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Hajia Maryam Abacha <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, Our letter to (safeguard our funds with you) was submitted to you some time ago (October and November 2007 respectively). Since wehaven't heard from you, we wanted to be sure that it was brought to your attention.
We are resending a copy of our original message for your review. I will be looking forward to your reply and hope that we will have the opportunity to do business with you in the near future. Please read below the copy of our original message to you in October. ------------- Dear Sir, This letter might surprise you because we have met neither in person nor by correspondence. But I believe it is one day that you get to know Somebody either in physical or through correspondence. We searched out your contacttoday in the internet and We decided to write this letter to you. My aims of
writing this letter is for you to assist our family insaving our funds in your country pending our arrival in your country to invest
in business. I am Mrs. Maryam and my son is Mohammed, the family of the late Gen.SanniAbacha former Nigerian Military Head of State who died mysteriously as a result of Cardiac Arrest. Ever Since the death of my husband my family has been under
restriction of movement. The civilian government of Mr. Obasanjo made things difficult for my family. The discovery of my husband's Bank Account by the Nigerian Government with Swiss Bank in which more our family funds was lodged did not help matters. The then government of Mr. Obasanjo insisted that my late husband's funds in the swiss bank should be returned back to him. I refused to do it so we went to court. Although the funds were all deposited right before my late husband became thehead of state, but the court ruled that the funds should be returned back to the government. The court also ruled that $70 Million only should be left for me and
my family. It was a terrible moment for my family because Mr.Obasanjo did not permit me to do business or do investment both in Nigeria and outside Nigeria. Now, another government has come in and Mr. Obasanjo is out. The amount of $70Million which the court said that should be given to my family has been released
for my family. We then decided to contact you in confidence so that the funds will be transferred to your country and invested in your country. I therefore personally appeal to you seriously and religiously for your assistance to move this (US$70 Million) into your country where We believe it will be safe. We desperately want to invest these lastfunds that remains for our family. We do not want to repeat the mistake we made
earlier by depositing the funds in our name and investing it in our name. That is the reason we lost almost all our investments because our name was found onit. This time, all investment will be done with your name and the funds will be
transferred to your name. My family name will not be found in any of the investments. However,our family have agreed to reward you with 40% of the total sum while 60% is to be invested on a suitable business investment in your country. We hereby guarantee you that this is not a government money, it is not drug money and it is not from arms deal. Though you have to maintain high degree of confidentiality on this matter because we want to be successful in this business. I will give you all proof of deposit and existence of money once assured and fully satisfied with your capability and honesty. I hope this will be the beginning of a prosperous relationship between my family. Nevertheless if you are for any reason not interest, kindly inform us immediately so that we will look for another person. We need your immediate response. Yours Faithfully Mrs Maryam Abacha and Mohammed Abacha