This email with the subject "YOUR URGENT REPLY IS NEEDED.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 24 Aug 2006 20:59:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was ABASS ABACHA <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
ABACHA ROYAL FAMILY. Attn: Dear Sir, It is my humble pleasure to write you this mail irrespective of the fact that you do not know me. Forgive me for the rather unorthodox way of contact however; I got your contact through a consulting firm, here in London. I am Mr. Abbas Abacha the Third son of MRS. MARYAM ABACHA, the former first lady and wife of the late GEN. SANI ABACHA, the former head of state and Commander in chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am currently in England foreseeing the high court proceedings on behalf of my family. Due to the fact that the British government is trying to hand over my family bank accounts to the Nigerian government. My mother (MRS. M. ABACHA), has, as a result of the trust and Confidence she has in me, mandated that I search for a reliable and trustworthy foreign partner, who will help receive some funds, which we have in cash Totaling US$65m (Sixty Five Million United States Dollars Only) into a personal, company or any Reliable foreign bank account for safe keeping for a short period of time, since our family bank accounts within and outside the country have all been frozen by the authorities. (I would refer you to these few Websites for further information about these monies and my family) http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_980000/980845.stm http://query.nytimes.com/search/abstract?res=F40B15F93D5B0C7B8DDDAD0894DA404482 http://www.jubilee2000uk.org/worldnews/africa/nigeria200502.htm http://www.onlinenigeria.com/abacha.asp This money in question has however, been carefully deposited with a security Company in London. You may therefore be required to travel to any of the branches to collect the money on behalf of my Family for safekeeping. It may also interest you to know that my mother (MRS.ABACHA) and some of our family members have, since the inception of The present democratic government, been placed under Partial house arrest, with their international Passports withdrawn pending the resolution of current fund recovery face - off between them and the present RTD GEN. OBASANJO led Federal Government, which from all indications will not exceed this year. We have decided to offer anybody who will be willing to render this tremendous assistance 35% of the total Sum, while 5% shall be set aside for incidental Expenses. Note that this transaction involves no risks whatsoever, as you will have no dealing with my country, Nigeria. Rather, you will deal directly with The Security Company in London. Let me have your confidential Tele, Fax and mobile Numbers and also a contact address in response to this proposal, That would enable me to send you some of my pictures and ID I shall let you into a complete picture of this mutually beneficial transaction when I have received your anticipated positive reply. This matter should be treated as urgent and confidential. This is very important. Best Regards, MR. ABBAS ABACHA