Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: mariam abacha <>

This email with the subject "URGENT ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 10 Oct 2006 14:14:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

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

Dear Respected one,

Asalam Alekum!

May the blessings of God be upon you and grant you the
wisdom and sympathy to understand my situation and how
much I need your help.

I am really very sorry for the embarrassment of
intruding into your privacy especially as we have not
had previous correspondences before this mail.

I am Mrs Mariam Abacha (a devoted Moslem), wife of
Late Gen. Sanni Abacha, ex-military Head of State
(Federal Republic of Nigeria) who died of heart
problem while still on active service on the 8th of
June 1998.

I am contacting you in view of the fact that we will
be of great assistance to each other especially in the
area of developing a cordial business relationship and
also because of my need to deal with persons with whom
I have not had any dealings with before due to the
privacy and confidentiality the business I need your
assistance demands.

Since the death of my husband, I have been subjected
to all sorts of harassments, intimidations and
inhumane treatments, with negative reports emanating
from the government and the press regarding my
husband's past military regime and my eldest son
Mohammed who has been held by this same government and
released just some months back is being asked to
refund $1.2 billion dollars. Most of our trusted
Associates betrayed us because of Ministerial Jobs and

I currently have within my reach the sum
$130,000,000.00 (one hundred and thirty million us
dollars cash.) Split into two different portions of
sixty five million us dollars only $65,000,000.00
They are sealed in two (2)trunk boxes which we intend
to use for investment purposes like real estate
development and bonded securities as well as some
other viable business ventures that I can be
introduced to if theneed arises.

After our Government had seized virtually all our
assets, this money came as my last hope, a payback
contract deal between my late husband and a Russian
Firm relating to our country�s multi-billion dollar
Ajaokuta Steel Plant.

The Russian partners returned my husbands benevolence
and kindness to them by sending my late husbands share
of this stated amount after his death which they
carefully lodged into a security vault of a security
firm in Europe and Africa in accordance to my
instructions as the next of kin to my late husband
(this is not a stolen govt money as the international
press has been branding most of our assets).

The good thing about this arrangement is that no
record ever existed concerning the money traceable by
the government because there is no documentation
showing that we received this money from our Russian
business partners and also it has no association with
no body here in Nigeria.

Even the security firm where the funds were deposited
does not know the contents to be money as I carefully
instructed the Director of the Russian firm to make
the deposit and declare the consignment to contain

Due to the situation in our country concerning
government attitude towards my family and our assets,
it has become quite impossible for me to make use of
the money within and outside our country without
raising eyebrows, that is why I need your assistance
as a neutral individual and a foreigner to help us
arrange for the investment and handling of this said

I will need you to contact me strictly by this private
confidential mail address so that we can talk about
this and plan about the possible claim and transfer of
the consignment into your name as my family foreign
business partner who will claim the consignment.

As soon as I receive a word from you, I will give you
further proof of the deposit details so that we can
know how to move further for the claim.

You can make further confirmations to this through
this reference:

(Front page BBC World news of 12th august & 4th Sept

The last transfer of Twenty one Million United States
Dollars (US$21,000,000) I made into a friend's foreign
account in Europe, after the successful transfer, my
friend denied me because of my restricted movement
within and outside Nigeria, and converted the money to
himself alone.

This is the main point why I needed your help. We have
lost so much trying to make transfers through some of
my husband�s associates who at last failed us and
disappeared into thin air. This fund is considered as
the main source of my family's future hope.

When the first US$65 million dollars is claimed and
secured through your assistance and our share
transferred, my lawyer who is also my close Confidant
would be able to establish an investment plan with
your assistance on our family�s behalf until I come
out of my travail.

I hereby use this opportunity to implore you to
exercise the utmost indulgence and keep this matter
extra ordinarily confidential.

Remember to include your direct private telephone, fax
and cell phone for easy communication pls.

Attached is my international passport and picture for
your perusal also.

I wait patiently for your response.

Yours truly,

Dr. (Mrs.) Mariam  Abacha

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