A Scam Email with the Subject "kindly assist me please." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:42:49 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mohammed Abacha" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
X-UID: 5100 kindly assist me please. Dear friend, I am Alhaji Mohammed Abacha, the son of the late Nigerian Head of State who died on the 8th of June 1998 while in active services. Following the sudden death of my father, General Sani Abacha, the present Civilian Government has thrown my family and I into a state of utter confusion, frustration,and hopelessness. I have been subjected to inhuman physical and physiological torture, incarceration by the security Agents in my country. I was only recently released from detention after been arraigned before the Federal High Court of Nigeria for an offence committed by my late father. The incumbent civilian administration of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has intensified his probe into my late father's activities while in the office and he has frozen all our local and foreign accounts together with other assets of my family as a retaliation for what my late father did to him when he was alive as the Head of the Military regime in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, we have been declared bankrupt and they are not relenting to make us poor for life. As a man that is so traumatized, I have lost confidence with anybody within my country as all those who benefited immensely during the regime of my late father have openly abandoned all my family. MY REASONS FOR CONTACTING YOU. I got your contacts through my personal research and out of desperation decided to reach you through this medium. You must have heard over the media reports and the Internet on the recovery of various huge sums of money deposited by my late father in different Banks and security firms abroad. Some of these banks and security firms willingly gave-up/divulge their banking secrets and disclosed to the present civilian administration of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, all my family's cash lodgement and monetary transactions with them. Please my dear, I repose great confidence in you and I hope you will not betray my confidence in you. I have secretly deposited the sum of $45,700,000.00 with a security firm whose name is withheld for now until we open communications. The money is contained in a metal box consignment with Security Deposit Number. I shall be grateful if you could receive this fund into your Bank account for safekeeping. This arrangement is known to you, my junior brother (Abbas) and my lawyer only. So I will deal directly with you. I am proposing a 20% share of the fund to you for your kind assistance. I shall provide for you all the documents of the fund deposit with the security firm, and raise a power of attorney to enable you claim and receive this fund into your bank account. Also this transaction demands absolute confidentiality. On no condition must you disclose it to anybody irrespective of your relation with the person. Remember, Loose lips sinks ship I am looking forward to your urgent. Best regards Alhaji Mohammed Abacha.