This email with the subject "URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 07 Jan 2006 09:21:06 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was MRS MARIAM ABACHA <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend!!!, First of all I will like you to kindly view these sites as they will help you to believe this story and understand it as well. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/845456.stm http://news.bbc.couk/2/hi/africa/2282366.stm http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4079607-103676,00.html This business proposal to you is strictly confidential, with due respect. Sorry for any inconvenience or stress this my mail may bring to you may be through reading it or otherwise, Since we have not known ourselves or met previously. Despite that, I am constrained to write you this letter because of the urgency it deserves. By way of self introduction, I am Mrs. Mariam Abacha, the widow of the late Gen. Sanni Abacha former Nigerian Military Head of State who died mysteriously as a result of Cardiac Arrest. Since after my husbandís death my family is under restriction of movement and that not withstanding, we are being molested, policed and our Bank Account both here and abroad are being frozen by the Nigerian Civilian Government. Following the sudden death of my husband General Sani Abacha the late; former head of state of Nigeria in june 1998, I have been thrown into a state of utmost 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. My first son was just released from detention some time 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. Following the recent discovery of my husbandís Bank Account by the Nigerian Government with Swiss Bank in which the huge sum of S$700Million and DM450Milllion was logged, I was able to conceal and move out the sum of US$30Million, which was secretly lodged in a trunk box (CONSIGNMENTS)and deposited with a Security Company abroad as materials of Inheritance. I therefore personally decided to contact you in confidence and also appeal to you seriously and religiously for your urgent assistance to move this money into your country where I believe it will be safe since I cannot leave the country due to restriction of movement imposed on the members of my family by the Nigerian Government. You will be contacted by my attorney once you respond to me so that he works out modalities towards the effective completion of this transaction. Upon your acceptance, we will let you know the percentage and also work out other modalities that will be beneficial to both of us. Please reply urgently and treat with absolute confidentiality and sincerity. We have also planned on how we invest this fund in your country on any lucrative venture as soon as you agree and we conclude. Best regards and may God bless you. Hajia Mariam abacha(Mrs.) N/B Pls reply to my private email adress, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org