A Scam Email with the Subject "Hello my dear friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 15 Jul 2006 02:30:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mrs\. Mariam Hajia Abacha" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mariam Hajia Abacha the wife of the late Nigeria head of state, General Sani Abacha.
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 son was under detention arraigned before the federal high court of Nigeria for an offence he did not commit. As a widow that is so traumatized, I have lost confidence with anybody within the country. You must have heard over the media reports and the internet on the recovery of various huge sums of money deposited by my husband in different security firms abroad, some companies willingly give up their secrets and disclosed our money confidently lodged there or many outright blackmail.
In fact the total sum discovered by the Government so far is in the tune of ($700). Million dollars. And they are not relenting to make me poor for life, I got your contact email address through my research and out of desperation decided to reach you through this medium.I will give you more information as to this regard as soon as you reply. I repose great confidence in you hence my approach to you due to security network placed on my day to day affairs I cannot afford to visit the embassy so that is why I decided to contact you and I hope you will not betray my confidence in you. I have deposited the sum of ($15)million dollars with a security firm abroad whose name is witheld for now until we open communication.
I shall be grateful if you could receive this fund into your account for safe keeping. This arrangement is known to you and my son Mustapha alone, so my son will deal directly with you as security is up my whole being.I am seriously considering to settle down abroad in a friendly atmosphere like yours as soon as this fund get into your account so that I can start all over again if only you wish, but if it is impossible,just help me in diverting this fund into your account which will accrue you (30%) of this fund. Please honesty is the watch word in this transaction.
I will require your telephone and fax numbers so that we can commence communication immediately and I will give you a more detailed picture of things. In case you dont accept please do not let me out to the security as I am giving you this information in total trust and confidence .I will greatly appreciate if you accept my proposal in good faith.
Please expedite action.May the Almighty GOD grant you your heart desire as you are willing to help me and my family, Amen.
I am waiting for your urgent response in my pravite email address: email@example.com
Mariam Hajia Abacha(Mrs)