A Scam Email with the Subject "I NEED YOUR HELP AND ASSISTANCE VERY URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 10 Jan 2008 19:39:03 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mrs Mariam Abacha <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beloved, First of all i will like you to kindly view this sites,it will help to believe this story and understand. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/845456.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/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 at this perceived confusion or stress may have receiving this letter from me, Since we have not known ourselves or met previously. Despite that, I am constrained to write you this letter because of the urgency of it.By way of self introduction. I am Mrs. Mariam Abacha, the widow of the late Gen. Sanni Ab! acha former Nigerian Military Head of State who died mysteriously as a result of Cardiac Arrest. Since after my husband.s death my family is under restriction of movement and that not with standing, 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 utter 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 frist son was just released from detention some months 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. Furthermore, for more interrogation about my husba! nd's assists and some vital documents he's movement is also been mo nitored. Following the recent discovery of my husband's Bank Account by the Nigerian Government with Swiss Bank in which the huge sum of US$700Million and DM450Milllion was logged. I therefore decided to contact you in confidence that I was able to move out the sum of US$60Million Dollars, which was secretly lodged in a trunk box (CONSIGNMENTS)and deposited with a Security Company in europe as materials of Inheritance. I therefore personally, 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 the restriction of movement imposed on the members of my family by the Nigerian Government. You we be contacted by my family attorney Barr.Collins omagbemi , in order to liaise with you toward effective completion of this transaction. However, arrangements have been put in place as soon as ! you indicate your interest, forward to me your Telephone Number,Fax Number and your Postal Address so that i can send it to my attorney to contact you .the Certificate of Deposit and other necessary documents, are with my attorney, he will give you this documents to enable you to claim this funds as my beneficiary. Conclusively, we have agreed to offer you 20% of the total sum while 80% is to be held on trust by you until we decide on a suitable business investment in your country subsequent to our free movement by the Nigerian Government. Please reply urgently and treat with absolute confidentiality and sincerity. Best Regards, Mrs mariam Abacha