Mrs. Mariam Abacha says: "i do not trust any one in my country. This is where you come in."

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From: <>
To: <>
Sent: September 23, 2004

Dear Friend,

I am Mrs. Mariam. Abacha, the widow of General Sani Abacha the Late Nigerian Head of State.

I am presently in distress and under house arrest while my son Mohammed is undergoing trial in Lagos and Abuja though he has just been recently granted bail under the condition that my family refunds to the Federal Government some amount of money.

The government has frozen all the family account and auctioned all our properties.

To save the family from total bankruptcy I plan to Transfer through an Financial Institution,the sum of US24, 000,000.00. secretly kept by my late husband.

The money was deposited with a Security/Finance Institution.

However,because of the security Watch on me,i may not be able to carry out this Transaction with you.Please contact my Son Abba Abacha on his e-mail address ( ) my Son shall arrange with you,toward`s effective completion of this transaction.

Conclusively, we have agreed to offer you 30% of the total sum while 70% 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.

Endeavour to send your phone and fax numbers for easy Communications. This project is not risky.Contact my Son

Sincerely Yours,

Mrs. Mariam Abacha(Dr.)

I reply to Mariams email address, but gets no answer. Then I try the son Abba.  

From: "abba abacha" <>
Sent: September 28, 2004

Dear Miss Young,

Thanks for your mail, i really apreciate your helping hand, and you will have a reward for this help, that you are giving our family.

Firstly the Consignment is in a Security company in Holland and the security company has an office also in London but the security company do not know what is inside, but all i need you to do now let me know if you can travel then i will give you all the neccessary details on how to contact the security company effective completion of this transaction,

Please get back to me immidiately you receive this mail

Please also assure you that when you complete this transaction 30% will be your own

Thanks for your co-operation.

Best regards

Abba Abacha.


Two days later I reply:

... I have some business that I have to attend to in Sct.Petersburg and in Amsterdam. My flight schedule is as follows:


Could we arrange a meeting with the Security company on October 6th?

I have attached my picture. I hope you like it. Will you send me your picture?

Hope to hear from you soon, ...

From: "abba abacha" <>
Sent: September 30, 2004
Subject: Re: GET BACK TO ME

Dear Miss Young.

Thanks for your mail you really seems to be a great person, well i will make the necessary arrangement with my mum. on how to send you my family pic on my next mail.

There is a storage fees to be paid as soon as we find out the amount you will make all necessary arrangement with them and contact the security company with this phone number +31617534690 or email them with

and ask of the manager Mr Tom Dean he will tell you what to do.

Please get back to me as soon as you hear from them.

I wish you the best and i am counting on you.


Best regard

Abba Abacha


From: mariam abacha <>
Sent: October 3, 2004

Dear Miss Young.
I really appreciate your effort for my family Abba will give you all the procedures.

Note: forwarded message attached.

------------ FORWARDED ---------------------

From: Mariam Abacha <>
Sent: June 26, 2004
Subject: Thanks for your mail:

Goodday Friend, I am with receipt of your mail to me with thanks. how are you and your family ?hope you are doing wonderfully fine.I want to appologise for my late response to your mail, i actually has been settling pressing issues over the seizure of my late husbands estate,and i also have not been feeling too fine, but thanks to almighty Allah i am getting better. I have gone through your message and content well understood. i am writing you for acknowledgement of your mail and i will say your full cooperation will be highly needed in this transaction, and we can both work together as soon as your hand of partnership is well defined.

I am a widow of 55years, all i need from you is your full support and sincerity in this earlier told you in my previous mail,we have suffered a lot of betray and humuliation in past years from the government of president olusegun obasanjo, because of this our past experiences, i had to throw caution off the wind to look for a realiable and trusted foreigner busines partner, to assist help us in clearing my family consignment presently with a security company,because i do not trust any one in my country. This is where you come in.let trust and confidentiality be our watch word.

Concerning proofs you earlier ask for in this transaction, you can visit this link, and you will get all the proofs you will need about this transaction.,

I have also attached on this mail,a scanned copy of my drivers lience, a copy of my family photo and a personal copy of my photo for your viewing. please note this should be for your eyes alone.

We have also agreed to offer you 20% of the total sum of the money,this will be for you at the end of the clearing process, is what you stand to get as your own percentage as soon you have been able to help us in the clearing of the consignment from the security company. Note this transaction should be kept very CONFIDENTIAL, i want you you to remember the importance of these key word(TRUST AND CONFIDENTIALITY).please do immediately get back to me with your full CONTACT DETAILS, telephone/fax number (private) so i can give you further directives on how to go about this transaction.Once again thanks for your willingness in assisting my family, looking forward to doing business with. May Almighty Allah guide and protect you.

Await your response to my mail.

My best regards

Hajia Mariam Abacha(Mrs).

Note that Mariams letter is a 3 month old introduction letter, that was forwarded to me because it included the pictures. You will also notice Mariams old email adress, that the story has changed, and that the percentage differs.  

From: "abba abacha" <>
Sent: October 4, 2004
Subject: Re: GET BACK TO ME

Dear Miss Young.
Thanks for your co-operation, hope everything is well, if so lets thank Almighty Allah. Have you received the mail that my mum sent to you, have you also contact the security company any way just let me no the present situation and if you still going to do everything as you have said just let me no so that i will take the next step to finish up, you should no that this is the only money left with us and we have to transfer it before the goverment will no about it, please just let me no if you are still there for us.
Thanks once more for your co-operation.
With great regads
Abba Abacha


Now it is time to contact the security company:

Att: manager Mr Tom Dean

Regarding the release of the consignment belonging to the Abacha family, I plan to go to Amsterdam on the 6th. Can we arrange a meeting on that day?

What is the address of your Amsterdam office?

Please inform me if I have to bring som documents, or something else.

Regards, ...


I am also in contact with another scammer, Fred, that has sent me a picture of himself. It looks like a picture of Mohammed Abacha. Now let me tell Abba about my ordeal in Sct.Petersburg, and ask him some questions:

... Sorry for the late answer, but I have just been through the worst week-end in my life. As you know, I was going to Sct. Petersburg, and everything went according to plan until I landed there. I had been chatting with a nice fellow on the plane, and had promised to carry one of his bags through the customs because he was handicappet and we were going to the same hotel. That was a BIG mistake, because I was stopped in the customs, and it turned out that his bag contained drugs. And the man, whose name I didn't have, was nowhere to find. To make a long story short, I was arrested, and was first released when I managed to get in touch with the American Embassy this morning.

Thank you for the pictures your mother sent. Give her my regards. Her email makes me worry a little. Who is Will he also be having 20% of the money? What about my 30%?

I still would like to have a picture of you, Abba. I only saw your brother Mohammed in your mothers picture! Are you camerashy?

I have been contacted by a Mr Fred Martins, that claims to be your cousin. I have attached his picture. The picture looks a lot like your brother Mohammed. His email address is and his telephonenumber is 234-802-322-5359. If he really is your cousin, please send him my regards.

I have contacted mr Tom Dean, and will keep you informed.

Kind regards, ...

From: coin security <>
Sent: October 4, 2004
Subject: Re: Release of consignment

Dear Miss Young,

Thanks for the email,you are welcome,have you been to Holland before do you want our officer to pick you up from the airport,i will need you to send your telephone number to this office as soon as possible and i will like you to give me a call on +31617534690 before you come down.


Tom Dean


Time to arrange a meeting face-to-face with Mr Dean:

Dear Mr. Dean, I come to Holland regularly. I will arrive in Amsterdam tomorrow from Paris by flightnumber 8224 from AirFrance at 11:00 AM.

I suggest that we meet on the corner of xxx and yyy at 02:15 PM. That should give me enough time to get into town and get to the bank before our meeting.

Will you send me a picture of the person that will meet me, so that I can recognize him?

I have attached my own picture.

Tot seens, ...

Abba ignores my questions, and wants to know if I am single :  

From: "abba abacha" <>
Sent: October 5, 2004
Subject: Re: GET BACK TO ME

Dear Miss Young.
thank for your mail, i had thought you were not going to be there for my mum again.

Please understand this situation know we dont have to give all our secreat out now becouse of the present situation on ground by i will promise you one thing you will always know me when the time comes, to tell you my deepest feeling know is that i even love you as person but since it is business know i cant go that far untill we finish this business but i promise you that you will be surprise when the time comes you will know me and it will be another level, I just want to travel and be some where that nobody knows me and settle down with somebody.

please i have to stop here, please i will like to know if you are single, please let me know thanks. Please reply me as you receive this mail.

As for that person you are talking about i dont know about him but i will conferm about him


Abba Abacha


From: coin security <>
Sent: October 5, 2004
Subject: Re: Release of consignment

Dear Madam, Thanks for the full information,i need to know what you have in mind are you claiming the Consignment or you are just having a meeting,also the total storage fees as at today is 13,000 euro and that payment has to be paid before we can handover the consignment,

You need to call me first before i can make any of those arrangement,
Have a good day or send me a telephone to reach you.


Tom Dean.


Oops, "storage fee". Let us ignore that for a moment and continue as planned. First a letter to Abba:

Dearest Abba,
I have sent an email to Mr Dean, and CC'ed it to you.
Have you been in contact with mr Fred Martins? I dont want him to interfere in our business.


P.S. Yes, I am single. If you sent me a picture of yourself (without the family), then I will send you a nice one of me ;D ;D


And some spanking for Mr Dean:

Dear Mr Dean,
I am sorry that I first read your email this afternoon.

I arrived in Amsterdam this morning, and waited for your officer for 1/2 hour.

Now we will have to schedule another meeting.

Let me make one thing clear about the 13.000 EUR. I will bring them, but I will not hand them over until I have verified that the content of the trunks in intact. If something happened to the contents during the transport, it will be your problem, and not mine.

How do we proceed from here?

Kind regards, ...


From: coin security <>
Sent: October 7, 2004
Subject: Re: Release of consignment

Daer Madam,
Thanks for your email,i will need you to send me your Hotel telephone
You need to call me on +31617534690 first before i can make any of those arrangement,
Have a good day or send me a telephone to reach you.
Tom Dean.


From: "abba abacha" <>
Sent: October 7, 2004
Subject: Re: Release of consignment

Dearest Miss Young.
thanks for updating me and i really appreciate your help towards everything God will reward you, please i want you to deal with the consingment with them just give them your phone number so that they can contact you and please make sure you carry the money they asked for, so that they can release it for you, Please make sure you update me so that i will know the role to play immediately.
And as you do this keep me in touch.
Waiting on my pc to receive your mail.
Thanks and best of luck.
Abba abacha.


Abba is waiting for me to step into Tom Deans office and pay at least 13.000 EUR. That is not my plan, so I send him some questions:

Dear Abba,
I am still waiting for your answer to my mail.

Regarding Mr. Dean in Amsterdam, could you give me the address of his office?? After my experience in Sct.Petersburg I am not going to have meetings with strangers on unknown addresses!! I have already asked him, but he wont tell, and that makes me nervous.

Regards, ...


From: "abba abacha" <>
Sent: October 7, 2004
Subject: Re: GET BACK TO ME

Dear Miss Young.

As for MR Fred dont mind him infact dont even reply his mail any longer. your 30% is intact just mind your business with Mr Tom Dean, he will give you the consigment, as for content of the trunk is intact just be relax everything will be alright. Thanks for your maximum co-operation.I
With love and best regards.
Abba Abacha.


From: "abba abacha" <>
Sent: October 7, 2004

Dearest Miss Young.

thanks for leting me konw the present situation of everything that is going on.

Please you are doing this for me and my mum for helping sake, please make sure you complete everything with them, i understand your experience but just have it in mind that everything is going to work out fine.

Now what i want you to do i want you contact the security company and make good arrangement with them call them they are very busy try to follow their instruction because it is our own business their own is just to deliever the consigment to you if you did not collect it they wont even borther, please you are doing this for me.

Have you given them your number if you have not given them they won't contact you,

Please do that as you receive this mail and still send me your number so that i can secreatly call you.

Thanks and best regards

Abba Abacha


Let us stop this game by getting the police on the arena. I write to Mr Dean:

Dear Mr Dean,

Since you wont tell me the address of your office, I have decided not to meet you alone. I will come together with a friend of mine, Piet, that used to work in the dutch police. I will also insist that we go from the meetingpoint to your office in our car. I have just had a bad experience in Sct.Petersburg, so I am not going to meet with strangers alone. I hope you understand and accept this.

I suggest that we meet next tuesday, October 12th, at 14:00 on the corner of xxx and yyy. Please confirm, ...

I never heard from Abba and Mr Dean again.

You can read my second story about Mariam Abacha here.


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