Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Joy Abiola <>

This email with the subject "HELP MY FAMILY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 03 Aug 2007 04:44:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Joy Abiola <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Hello Good Friend,
Good morning to you.My name is Mrs.Joy Abiola, widow to the late M.K.O Abiola,ex-head of state of Federal Republic of Nigeria.I am contacting you because I need your help seriously.I am reaching you from zoma rock house of arrest,Abuja-Nigeria.As you are reading this letter right now,I and my family are in house of arrest jail,I have been denied movement to  travel out of my country.My international passport has been ceased thereby making my movement impossible.My late husband and children accounts had been frozen by the government simply because my late husband was not in good terms with the former president of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo who is still rulling the country up till now.He was in jail when by late husband was president and I cannot give reason why he is punishing me and my entire family. We have no hope any more but I believe if you could help me with this little help I want to ask of you my family will be restored in future.

I only have a secret that no one else know except I and my late husband.Before he died he handed me over a certificate of fund deposit containing millions of pounds he deposited with a financial security company in Europe. I showed it to my family lawyer when he paid me a visit and he asked me to look for a reliable foreigner who can stand as the beneficiary of the funds,claim it on behalf of my family and make investment with it untill we are released.Or else if discovered,will be frozen like others.

I hereby plead to you  with trust to save my family's only hope by standing as the owner of this fund and transfer it into your personal account where no one will have trace of it.After which my lawyer will visit you to enable him have some cash to fight for our freedom.

At the end after the success transfer of the fund into your personal account ,have 30% of the whole money as a compensation for your help.

I trust you and that is the reason why I contacted you,please assist my family.The health of my only two children is going bad.I need a help from you.We will never forget your assistance for life .

In your reply please send me your telephone and fax numbers for further communications with my family lawyer.I have to stop here before some one walks in and sees me sending email.I am not allowed to do that here.Please reply me as soon as possible.

God Bless you,

Mrs.Joy Abiola

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