Monthly Archives: September 2004


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
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
1998,I have been thrown into a state of utter
frustration and hopelessness by the present civilian
administration, I have been subjected to physical
and psychological torture by the security agents in
country.I have lost confidence with anybody within the

you must have heard over the media reports and the
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
disclosed our money confidently lodged there or many
right blackmail.In fact the total sum discovered by
Government so far is in the tune of $700. Million
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
great confidence in you hence my approach to you due
security network placed on my day affairs I cannot
afford to
visit the embassy so that is why I decided to contact
and I hope you will not betray my confidence in you. I
deposited the {sum of 22.5 million dollars} with a
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
and my son Mustapha Abacha alone who have just been
by the Federal Government,so my son will deal directly
you as security is up my whole being.I am seriously
considering to settle down abroad in a friendly
like yours as soon as this fund get into your account
that I can start all over again if only you
wish, but if it is impossible,just help me indiverting
fund into your account which will accrue you {20%} of
fund.Please honesty is the watch word in this

I will give you a more detailed picture of things.In
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

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,

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


What a great day of Geocaching! I went with my wife, Nicofthyme, and Jon and his girlfriend, Liz. We hit a total of nine caches today! One was a virtual, and I haven’t logged it yet, but hopefully the cache owner will reply to the email soon 🙂

Tech Support

As part of my job, I check several support-related email accounts. I had the following message come in to our abuse account, and just have to share it:

“Can anyone there tell me why when my sister sends me an email, I get this message saying OE has deleted unsafe attachments to her emails? I never hardly get to read her stuff, just family stuff you know. What is this OE and how dare they delete my emails! Any info you have will be greatly appreciated.”