Satu pengalaman yang boleh kujadikan teladan buat kawan-kawan semua.

    Teknologi Komunikasi kini tidak semua boleh diterima bulat-bulat, apatah lagi sekiranya terlalu percaya dan kelabu mata. Salah satu daripada jenayah komunikasi ialah apa yang dipanggil 'scam letters' yang dihantar secara mel elektronik (email) kepada pengguna-pengguna internet. Kalau 'inbox' kotak email kita selalu saja penuh entah surat siapa yang tak dikenal menawar bermacam-macam iklan duit dan gambar bogel memang sah email kita dijual. Ada juga meminta simpati untuk sesuatu amal jariah yang tidak pasti kebenarannya, termasuk satu kes baru-baru ini yang menerangkan kes harta wasiat tinggalan arwah seorang pemimpin puak Nigeria General Sani Abas yang mati secara mengejut dan meninggalkan duit berbillion-billion bertabur di kebanyakan bank. Ini yang kebanyakan orang kelam mata mengaku bini dan adik-beradik, peguamcara, rakan taulan dan sebagainya mempengaruhi penerima-penerima email untuk membantu pengeluaran duit tersebut yang dibekukan oleh kerajaan Nigeria. Saya percaya ramai dah terima email seumpama itu yang telah sekian lama berlalu sejak dua tahun kebelakangan semenjak kematian beliau pada 8hb Jun 1998, kebanyakan penerima email dari Amerika telah sedar akan hal ini. Banyak yang telah tertipu dan habis wang dari akaun mereka dan syarikat-syarikat LTD. disapu licin. Hari ini dia nak 'test' orang-orang Islam di Malaysia pulak yang baru belajar IT. Oleh itu sampai-sampaikanlah pesan.

Dilihat seperti surat resmi datangnya dari Nigeria melalui email, ditulis sendiri oleh pengirimnya dari alamat yang tidak diragui sama sekali. Ianya bermaksud memohon bantuan dan meraih simpati melalui perkataan dan cerita yang mudah mempengaruhi pembaca apatah lagi kisahnya memang benar. Saya pun balas juga dengan belajar menyusun perkataan dan menaruh simpati dan bersedia membantu, apa tidaknya ganjaran yang dijanji  bukan sikit - million bunyinya!  Ditulis bismillah pulak tu, biarpun pada mulanya saya menyatakan keraguan saya tentang keislamannya. Diberi salam tak jawab pun. Tetapi surat kedua yang dibalas menerangkan maksud yang begitu mencemaskan dan amat sangat berharap, cuma beri maklumat akaun kita yang akan dimasukkan sejumlah wang yang disebutkan.

Jangan sesekali tertawan dengan ganjaran yang lumayan dengan usaha yang sedikit. Kebanyakan mereka yang mendail telefon akan cepat terpengaruh dan berfikir yang bukan-bukan sehingga amat berharap kepada ganjaran yang berjuta-juta tanpa memikir rasionalnya. Apa tidaknya, harta wasiat ni bukannya sikit.

Bermacam-macam bentuk email yang seumpama ini dan banyak kisahnya pula. Ini di antara email yang saya terima.: (Jangan 'try'. Ini adalah sebahagian dari 'scam letters'.)
 



 

From: "JUMAI AISHAT"
To: "bazz"
Sent: Sunday, 06 May 2001 10:28 PM
Subject: SOS
 

Her Excellency
Mrs. Jumai Aishat Abacha
PRESIDENTIAL QUARTERS,
GOVERNMENT RESERVE AREA,
KANO, KANO STATE,
Tel: 90-4700050-1.
 

PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

Dear Friend,

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST GRACIOUS THE MOST
MERCIFUL

It is with heart full of hope that I writ to seek your
help in the context below. I am Mrs. Jumai Aishat
Abacha the second wife of the former Nigerian Head of
state late General Sani Abacha whose Sudden death
occurred on 8th of June 1998.

Having gotten your particulars from the family's
library courtsey World Business Directory, I have no
doubt about your capacity and good will to assist me
in receiving into your custody (For
Safety) the sum of US$22Million willed and deposited
in my favour by my late husband.

This money is currently kept in a Trust Deposit
Account with a West African Sub-Regional Finance &
Security Company. As it is legally
required, the administration of my late husband
property is under the family lawyer's named (F.R.
Williams Chambers). However, the new Democratic
Government has on assumption of the office setup
a panel of inquiry to the financial activities of my
late husband (former Head of State ) with a decision
to freeze all his assets respectively. Th
investigative teams has submitted their report
presently some cash and assets have been
frozen and seized.

Fortunately, our family lawyer has recently protected
the Personal will of my husband from the notice of the
investigators and have strictly advised that the
willed money will be urgently moved into an overseas
account of a Trusted Foreign Family Friend without
delay, for security reasons. The Government had
earlier placed Foreign Travel Embargo of all our
family members and sized all known local and
International outfits of our business empire. The
situation has been so terrible that we are virtually
living on the assistance of well wishes. In
view of this plight therefore, I expected you to be
Trust Worthy and Kind enough to respond this call
(S.O.S) to save my Children and me from a hopeless
future.

I hereby agree to compensate your sincere and candid
effort in this regard with 20% of the fund when
finally received in a your Local Bank Account. The
Attorney has perfected arrangement with the Bankers to
effect complete dislodgment of this money within
a week of the receipt of your response through Fax.
They have equally guaranteed 100% risk free and smooth
transfer . Please all contacts must be made through my
Lawyer F.R. Williams Chambers via Tel: 234-1-288-2430
and his Direct Fax: 234-1-759-0519 only.

I look forward to your quick response. May Allah Bless
You.

Best wishes,

Mrs Jumai Aishat Abacha.
 

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From: "bazz"
To: "JUMAI AISHAT"
Sent: Saturday, 12 May 2001 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST GRACIOUS THE MOST
MERCIFUL

Assalam..
I would like to express my support for your position on the case. I believe
that IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST GRACIOUS THE MOST MERCIFUL and with
heart full of your hope, please let me know is there is anything I can do to
help you especially in Iman Amal Islamy. Come directly to deal with me in
Malaysia and open your personel Account or your son to Local Bank Account in
this country. I'll be wait for you friend. But please don't playful.
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST GRACIOUS THE MOST MERCIFUL and FULLY BELIEVE
THAT MUHAMMAD PROPHET RASUL ALLAH Sallallaahu-'alaihi-wasallam and with
al-Ghawth al-A'zam Sultaan al-Awliyaa' Sayyidunaa 'sh-Shaikh Muhyi'd-Diin
'Abd al-Qaadir al-Jiilaanii al-Hasanii al-Husainii (Radiya'llaahu 'anh) I
believe that you're lie.

I appreciate the attention you have given to me. Thank you.

Sincerely,
bazz.

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From: "JUMAI AISHAT"
Sent: Saturday, 12 May 2001 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
 

Attn: Bazz

Dearest one,

I read your email this morning and I glad to hear that you will be in a
position to assist my family and I out of this ugly situation.

I understand your suggestions and advise for a personal Account to be opened
for me in Malaysia by my son. Your suggestion is not out of place naturally
but in this particular dealings this might not be favourable to us for
security reasons. Secondly, neither my son nor myself could be able to be in
Malaysia within the shortest possible time because, we are presently under the
survillance of the Government of Nigeria. My son however is being detained by
the prevailing Government for an alleged murder case and I still cannot
predict his freedom or liberation at the shortest possible time.

Infact one of the reasons for the movement of this fund at the earliest
possible time is to assist in getting the services of an International
Attorney that could be of assistance for him to regain his freedom.

Presently, the family has entrusted the entire project into the hands of our
Family Attorney, Barrister Fredrick R. Williams and you can  contact him on
this e-mail address for verifications. E-mail: williamschambers@lawyer.com,
Mobile phone: 234-1-7756790 Fax: 234-1-7590519.

In considering the above information, we will be pleased to have the fund safe
guarded in any Account you will nominate for us as long as the fund will be
safe in  the Account and will not raise any form of eyebrow when the fund is
transfered into the Account.

Could you please indicate your final position and get me informed at the
earliest possible time so that I will know what to do and how to get on. If
you wish to get more information, please feel free to contact our family
Attorney.

May Allah continue to Bless you and your Family abundantly.

Best Wishes,

Mrs. Jumai A. Abacha

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From: bazz
To: JUMAI AISHAT
Sent: Thursday, 17 May 2001 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL

Dearest JUMAI AISHAT,
 
Please accept my apologize for not take granted your email at first. My impression that you're the one of thousand email I've received to care. ALLAH IS THE ONE and MUHAMMAD HIS DELEGATE, the situation is very seriously. I was truly sympathy to hear and I'm here to help you through this difficult period, ready to be your "Trust Worthy and Kind" as to save your family and children out of ugly situation.
 
In fact, I have an Account to save the large sum and you can contact me to draw periodically as you need. I know the situation are looking terrible in living on the assistance of well wishes at the moment, and I'm certain that you will be able to overcome this temporary setback. I pray for your succesfull.
 
For better or worse, we all face a variety of tests in our lives, and who are most 'zikr to Allah', Allah gives him/her full happiness and success. There is a light at the end of this dark tunnel; please let me know if there is anything i can do to help you reach it.
 
May Allah continue to Bless you and family abundantly.
 
Best wishes,
bazz.

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From: "JUMAI AISHAT"
To: "bazz"
Sent: Friday, 18 May 2001 7:04 PM
Subject: PLEASE ITS URGENT
 

Dearest one,

Thank you very much for your e-mail of date 17th which I only read
this morning. I have been slightly ill for some days now and was not in a
position to get back to you quicker than now.

I appreciate your sincere thought and consideration to assist my family and I
at last. There is nothing one can do without the support of Allah.

I believe my family will be safe in your hands and whatever we are entrusting
unto your able care will be protected for a better future for both of us.

I have already disclosed your readiness to accept the transfer to our family
Attorney Mr. Williams and he will be expecting your Bank Account information
to enable him commence the processing and transfer of the fund into your
Account.

At this point therefore, I will appreciate if you can make available to Mr.
Williams the required Bank Account for action on the transfer to be expedited.
You can contact him on Mobile Phone: 234-1-7756790 or Fax Number 234-1-7590519
or e-mail: williamschambers@lawyer.com

As soon as this is done, please update me and every other information that you
may require, will be given to you.
But please, must do everything to keep this transaction TOP SECRET in other
not to jeopardise the targeted success in this project.

May the Almighty Allah continue to shower his blessings to you and your
family.

Best Wishes,

Mrs. Jumai A. Abacha
 

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From: "bazz"
To: williamschambers@lawyer.com
Sent: Sunday, 20 May 2001 1:51 PM
Subject: URGENT

Dear Mr. Williams,

According to Mrs. Jumai Aishat Abacha her disclosed my readiness to accept
the transfer of the fund into my Bank Account and will be expecting my Bank
Account information to enable commence the processing and transfer.

At this point therefore, I have the saving Bank Account to safe the fund as
entrusted. I will give my Bank Account information to able processing after
this easy condition:

    - "no cost that I might be pay for the transaction or whatever
connected. If it is the main condition to this transaction, it will be clear
by side Mrs. Jumai Aishat Abacha or I will do for her as soon as this
transaction done."

For better perfomance, please reply me that I fully believe to the situation
my friend Mrs. Jumai Aishat Abacha. I would appreciate it very much if you
could attach me statement and other information or document that I should
know or to take action on this reflecting to my account bank later.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this letter.

Sincerely,
bazz.

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ANTARA  SURAT LAIN YANG SEUMPAMA DENGANNYA


LADY MARYAM ABACHA
ABACHA COURT GIDADO ROAD
KANO-NIGERIA

THE PRESIDENT/CEO

Dear Sir,

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

I am Lady Maryam Abacha, wife of late General Sani Abacha, Ex-military Head of states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who died on 8th June 1998 of heart problems. l contacted you because of my need to deal with persons whom my family and l have had no previous personal relationships. Since the death of my husband, my family had been subjected to all sorts of harassment's and intimidation with lots of negative report emanating from the government and the press about my husband. The present government has also ensured that our bank accounts are frozen and all assets seized. It is in view of this that I seek your cooperation and assistance in the transfer of the sum of US$30,000,000.00 (Thirty Million United States Dollars only) being the very last of my family fund in my possession and control. An earlier attempt in the physical movement of the sum of US$47,000,000.00 was to avail as the money was confiscated and my International passport impounded at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos in August 1998.The Federal Government has seized all our properties and frozen all our accounts both local and International, but my only hope now is the availableUS$30,000,000.00 which l carefully packed and deposited with a security company as photographic materials where my brother-in-law is working as a General manager when my husband died. If you are willing to assist us in receiving this money on our behalf, please contact my brother-in-law Alhaji Buba Abacha immediately on the following Telephone Number DELETED or EMAIL-DELETED@TOPROTECTYOU.COM to discuss the details and negotiate your reward, which l can assure you, will be very substantial .Please, ensure to keep this proposal very secret and confidential. We await your immediate response.

Maa Salaam. Sincerely, LADY MARYAM ABACHA.
 

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Wondering why I have deleted the email address and phone number. Because, believe it or not, people call these numbers and send email to these accounts and lose their money - fast.

What happens? A nice guy or gal picks up the phone at the other end and starts pulling you into the scam. At first they need a thousand dollars, perhaps, for postage or some small official fee. They are fast talkers who do this all of the time - and of you do give in and give them the money you don't have a chance. You are hooked and you are hooked bad.

They depend upon greed and prey on the weak. You think, "wow, I can get a million dollars", and "well, it's a risk but I'm only going to risk that first thousand". Foolish person.

Once you've given them your thousand (the amount varies) they start to reel you in. They will call to tell you they need another $10,000, perhaps, for bribes to customs officials. You'll pay because you've already paid a thousand, and because it sounds like the money is just about to be transferred into your bank account.

So you'll pay. Then you'll call and you'll have to give them another amount, bigger this time, and deliver it in person, perhaps. You'll do it - you've already spent a lot of money and you don't want to lose it. You'll deliver the money and then be given a story - only to get another call.

This time you will be very suspicious, and you might be told they need to "wash" all of the money. You want to see, they'll meet you and indeed, they will have a handful of black money. They'll use some solvent and like magic the money is clean.

They will explain that the money was hidden and got "dirty" and now they need perhaps $50,000 to clean it. Some people have paid as much as half a million dollars at this point. The stories are sometimes different, sometimes the same, but you'll pay. Because now the greed is mixed with fear and a little more greed - you've actually had the money in your hands now.

How long does this go on? Until you won't or can't pay anymore. Then you just get thrown away. People disappear, calls aren't return, and if you do get hold of someone they deny knowing you or give you some excuse.

Report it to someone? Who? The FBI? Sure, they know all about this scam. Yes, they will take your data and add it to their database - but the scam is not operated on United States soil and there is no one to catch - at least no one who can be found. There is also little or no evidence - it's very difficult to catch this kind of thief.

So what do you do?

Use your brain.

Don't under any conditions give money to scammers. How do you spot a scam? Simple. The offer is too good to be true. It's that simple. Get a million for doing nothing? Come on. Doesn't happen (unless you win the lottery). Don't even respond. Just delete the emails or throw away the letters.

Be smart.

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
  -- Oliver Wendell Holmes


ANTARA SURAT LAIN YANG SEUMPAMA DENGANNYA

SIR,
MY NAME IS ISREAL EKEMODE I AM AN ATTORNEY BASED IN NIGERIA, I REPRESENT A RETIRED GENERAL OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY. MY MAIN PURPOSE OF CONTACTING YOU IS TO SOLICIT FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE TO CHAMPION THIS BUSINESS WHICH IS HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL AND REQUIRES A PERSON OF PROVEN CAPABILITY,INTERGRITY AND HONESTY IN YOUR CLASS WHO CAN HANDLE THIS TRANSACTION WITH THE EFFICIENCY IT DESERVES. THE PROPOSED BUSINESS ASSISTANCE HAS TO DO WITH FUNDS ALREADY SECURED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY IN NIGERIA. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY INVOLVED IS USD48.6 (FORTY EIGHT MILLION SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS). THIS MONEY WAS SECURED BY MY CLIENT AFTER SERVING THE LAST MILITARY REGIME THAT HANDED OVER POWER TO THE PRESENT CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION OF CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO. FOLLOWING THE INAUGURATION OF CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AS THE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED CIVILIAN PRESIDENT ON MAY 29, 1999, HE INSTITUTED SEVERAL PROBES TARGETED AT SOME SENIOR MILITARY OFFICERS OF THE LAST MILITARY REGIME.

AT THIS POINT, LET ME STATE MY PERSONAL VIEW ON THIS MATTER. MY CLIENT HAS SERVED IN SO MANY MILITARY ASSIGNMENTS OUTSIDE NIGERIA IN DIFFERENT SERVICE CAPACITIES INCLUDING HIS MORE RECENT ASSIGNMENTS IN ECOMOG (ECOWAS MONITORING GROUP)THAT RESTORED PEACE IN LIBERIA AND SIERRA-LEONE AND WHATEVER MONEY THEY ACQUIRED IN THE COURSE OF THIER DUTY IS UNQUESTIONABLY LEGITIMATE. MY CLIENT ATTAINED THE PEAK OF HIS CAREER AND RETIRED AS CAOS. WITH THE INAUGURATION OF THE PRESENT CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT A LOT OF RETIRED SENIOR MILITARY OFFICERS ARE BEING HOUNDED FOR MONIES THEY ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SIPHONED.

FOLLOWING THIS UGLY DEVELOPMENT, MY CLIENT HAS CAREFULLY AND SUCCESSFULY DEPOSITED HIS MONEY WITH A FINANCE SECURITY COMPANY FOR SAFE CUSTODY. AND I HAVE BEEN GIVEN AUTHORITY OVER THIS FUNDS BECAUSE MY CLIENT IS UNDER GOVERNMENT SURVEILANCE.

I CANNOT SEND THIS MONEY TO ANY CLOSE ASSOCIATE OF HIS BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION OVER HERE. I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN MOVING AND SECURING THIS MONEY IN YOUR ACCOUNT ABROAD. YOU WILL BE ADEQUATELY COMPENSATED WITH20% OF THE TOTAL SUM FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND CO-OPERATION WITH ME TO MOVE THIS FUND OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

THIS MONEY IS NOT SAFE WHERE IT IS KEPT ANY MORE BECAUSE THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT ALL THE RETIRED OFFICERS MIGHT HAVE THEIR ESTATE CONFISCATED AS PART OF THE CURRENT SANITATION EXERCISE TO STOP CORRUPTION IN THE COUNTRY. ALREADY ALL BANK ACCOUNTS BELONGING TO ERSTWHILE MILITARY OFFICERS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED. VARIOUS PRIVATE BANK ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN FROZEN PENDING THE OUTCOME OF THEIR INVESTIGATION AND THEY ARE BEING CLOSELY MONITORED.

WE INTEND TO SAFEGUARD AND INVEST THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY ABROAD WITH A RELIABLE FOREIGN BUSINESS PARTNER SO THAT WE CAN INVEST THE FUNDS IN REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN YOUR COUNTRY. THAT IS WHY I AM SOLICITING YOUR ASSISTANCE AND COOPERATION AS REGARDS THIS BUSINESS. ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN CONCLUDED WITH A SECURITY COMPANY THAT HAS BRANCHES IN EUROPE AND NOTHERN AMERICA TO RECEIVE THE MONEY IN CASH DEPENDING ON WHERE IS CONVENIENT FOR YOU. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST ME BY SENDING TO ME THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION; YOUR COMPANY NAME ADDRESS AND YOUR PRIVATE PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS SO THAT I CAN CONTACT YOU AND COMMENCE THE TRANSACTION IN EARNEST.

I AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU VERY SOON.

BEST REGARDS,

CHIEF ISREAL EKEMODE


DEAR SIR,

I WISH TO INTRODUCE MYSELF TO YOU.  I AM COL. IBRAHIM MUSTAPHA (RTD),
ELDER BROTHER TO MAJOR HAMZA EL MUSTAPHA WHO WAS THE FORMER
CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER TO THE MILITARY DICTATOR OF NIGERIA, GENERAL
SANI ABACHA.  THE LATE GENERAL SANI ABACHA DIED UNEXPECTEDLY ON THE
8TH OF JUNE 1998.  HIS COLLEAGUES IN THE ARMY POISONED HIM IN THE
PRESIDENTIAL VILLA (ASO ROCK) BECAUSE HE RULED NIGERIA WITH AN IRON
HAND.

WITH THE DEATH OF THE DICTATOR, ELECTIONS WERE HELD IN THE COUNTRY
AND A CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION WAS SWORN INTO POWER.  WITH THE
ADVENT OF THE NEW CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATION, A DECISION WAS TAKEN BY
THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA TO PROBE AND PROSECUTE ALL MILITARY
OFFICERS THAT SERVED IN THE LAST MILITARY REGIME OF THE LATE GENERAL
SANI ABACHA.  MY BROTHER, MAJOR HAMZA EL MUSTAPHA WAS SINGLED OUT
BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY AS AN ARMY OFFICER THAT MUST BE
PUNISHED BECAUSE OF HIS CLOSENESS TO THE LATE DICTATOR AND GROSS
HUMAN RIGHT ABUSES ON THE CITIZENS OF NIGERIA. MY BROTHER AND I WERE
BEST OF FRIENDS AND HE SHARED ALL HIS SECRETS WITH ME. THE FORMER
CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER TO THE LATE HEAD OF STATE MAJOR HAMZA AL
MUSTAPHA HAD PRIVATE ACCOUNTS THAT ARE WORTH 100 MILLION UNITED
STATES DOLLARS AROUND THE WORLD. PRESENTLY HE HAS BEEN ARRESTED
BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY AND IS PRESENTLY HELD IN PRISON ON
TRUMPED UP CHARGES ON BEHALF OF THE STATE. I WAS DIRECTLY INFORMED
BY MY CONTACTS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, THAT HE WILL BE CONVICTED
BECAUSE OF HIS POSITION AS THE FORMER CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER TO THE
LATE DICTATOR.

SHORTLY BEFORE THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT ARRESTED MY BROTHER, HE
ENTRUSTED TO ME THE SUM OF US$30.5M FOR SAFEKEEPING. THIS AMOUNT
WAS TO BE SENT TO HIS MISTRESS IN LEBANON TO LAUNDER FOR HIM. I HAVE
SINCE HAD THIS AMOUNT WITH ME STASHED AWAY A PRIVATE SECURITY
COMPANY IN NIGERIA. I CANNOT SEND THIS MONEY TO MY BROTHER'S
MISTRESS ANY MORE BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION OF THINGS OVER HERE. I
NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN MOVING AND SECURING THIS MONEY IN YOUR
ACCOUNT ABROAD. I WILL ADEQUATELY COMPENSATE YOU WITH 20% OF THE
TOTAL SUM FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND CO-OPERATION WITH ME TO MOVE
THIS FUND OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION COLLECTIVELY RETIRED NINETY-TWO SERVING
OFFICERS INCLUDING MYSELF A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.  THIS MONEY IS NOT
SAFE WHERE IT IS KEPT ANY MORE BECAUSE THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT
ALL THE RETIRED OFFICERS MIGHT HAVE THEIR ESTATE CONFISCATED AS PART
OF THE CURRENT SANITATION EXERCISE TO STOP CORRUPTION IN THE
COUNTRY.  ALREADY OUR VARIOUS PRIVATE BANK ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN
FROZEN PENDING THE OUTCOME OF THEIR INVESTIGATION AND WE ARE BEING
CLOSELY MONITORED. I INTEND TO SAFEGUARD AND INVEST THIS AMOUNT OF
MONEY ABROAD WITH A RELIABLE FOREIGN BUSINESS PARTNER SO THAT WE
CAN INVEST THE FUNDS IN REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IN YOUR COUNTRY.  THAT
IS WHY I AM SOLICITING YOUR ASSISTANCE AND COOPERATION AS REGARDS
THIS BUSINESS.  ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN CONCLUDED WITH A SECURITY
COMPANY THAT HAS FOREIGN OFFICE IN EUROPE TO RECEIVE THE
MONEY IN CASH, DEPENDING ON WHERE IS CONVENIENT FOR YOU.

PLEASE INDICATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST ME BY SENDING TO ME THE
FOLLOWING  AS THE BENEFICIARY INFORMATION; YOUR COMPANY'S NAME,
ADDRESS AND YOUR PRIVATE PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS SO THAT I CAN
CONTACT YOU AND COMMENCE THE TRANSACTION IN EARNEST.

I AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU VERY SOON.

BEST REGARDS,

COL. IBRAHIM MUSTAPHA (RTD)


CLEMENT AKPAMGBO & ASSOCIATES
Solicitor & Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria

EQUITY CHAMBERS
P. O. BOX 5540
VICTORIA ISLAND
LAGOS
TEL: 234-1-7590539
FAX: 234-1-7590538

DATE:  23-10-99

THE PRESIDENT

RE: ABACHA'S FAMILY

We were intstructed to contact you by the Abacha's family (family of the former Nigerian Military Dictator and Head of State General Sani Abacha  who died on the 8th of June last year while in office) for assistance in the matter stated below. We have been consulted and our services retained by the Late Generals wife who is currently on house arrest as a result of  her family's  recent confrontation with the present government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Our client's family accounts in Switzerland and some other countries was recently frozen in the bead by the Nigerian government to get hold of Late General Sani Abachas Money. Recently the Generals first son was arrested for a murder charge he did not commit of which we are also his attorney.(see attach news paper publication). However the late general has some money
hidden some where in a west African country in the care of a security and finance company to the turn of  $38,000,000.00  in cash which the Nigeria government does not know about (PLEASE KEEP CONFIDENTIAL)

The funds was moved out of the country via diplomatic means during the late generals reign in power and the family would want you to immediately travel to this west African country where you will take possession of this money and filter it into a profitable business venture to avoid the Nigeria government from impounding this money. For your effort in this you are expected to take 30% of this money.

The Abachas family are currently not allows assess to any of their account both here and outside the country and so are relaying heavily on a trusted friend you are and this money in there latest ordeal. Please reach us via Tel/fax: 23417590538 as soon as possible with a  show of interest for more details of this.

Please treat as urgent

Yours Faithfully
Clement Akpamgbo Esq.  (SAN)
Senior Partner