Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Investment in China

From: Hajia Maryam Abacha <>

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 <>, 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 we
haven'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 contact
today 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 in
saving 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.Sanni
Abacha 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 the
head 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 $70
Million 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 last
funds 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 on
it. 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
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