Scambait

Hi all!

Just received this email at a work address. I decided to have a little fun with it. I’ll post all corespondence here:

Head Office.
18,floor Aabacha Diamond House
I05,Mariam Abacha Ave,
Behind First Bank Ltd Building
Ikeja, lagos Nigeria.

Dear friend,

I am Mrs Mariam Abacha the wife of the formal head of
state
the Fedral Republic of Nigeran Late General Sani
Abacha.Following the sudden death of my husband
General Sani
Abacha the late former head of state of Nigeria in
August
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.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
out
right 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.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 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 22.5 million dollars} with a
security
firm abroad whose name is with held 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 Abacha alone who have just been
relised
by the Federal Government,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 indiverting
this
fund into your account which will accrue you {20%} of
this
fund.Please honesty is the watch word in this
transaction.

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
required.

Sincerely yours
Mrs Mariam Abacha.

My reply, to start the scam bait, is as follows:

I would love to help. Please respond to my personal
email account, xxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com.

I’ll post a response once I get it, because this could be lots of fun.