From: MIRIAM ABACHA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 17:28:02 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: NEEDS YOUR HELP
With warmest heart, I offer my friendship, and my greetings, and I
hope this letter meets you in good time.
It will be surprising to you to receive this proposal from me since
you do not know me personally. However, I am sincerely seeking your
confidence in this transaction, which I propose with my free mind and
as a person of integrity and from a family with high moral respect.
My name is Mariam Abacha. Following the sudden death of my husband
General Sani Abacha the late former head of state of Nigeria in June
8th1998, I have been thrown into a state of utter confusion,
frustration and hopelessness by Obasanjo administration; the security
agents in the country have subjected me to physical and psychological
torture. My son was just released from detention last year 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.
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 gave 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 contacts through my personal 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$20.5,
million dollars with a security firm whose name is withheld for now
until we open communication. I shall be grateful if you could receive
this fund into your account for safekeeping.
You, and my son Mohammed Abacha and my lawyer alone know this
arrangement. 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
watchword 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 don't accept please do not let me out to the security
agents as I am giving you this information in total trust and
confidence. I will greatly appreciate if you accept my proposal in
good faith. Any question you are free to ask me.
Dr. (Mrs) Miriam Abacha.
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