From: Joe Sarphie <jsarphie_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:40 2004
Message-ID: <3AB300F4.AA6A9986_at_earthlink.net>

Hey folks, there are enough gremlins out there without making up another
 I received a very similar letter (below) and after a little research
found the following. The link is to a site found by a search
with Altavista for General Sani Abacha.


"General Sani Abacha GCON, Mni Head of State,
Commander in Chief of the Armed

WARNING! This is NOT the real world. You have joined a simulation of
Middle Eastern diplomacy being conducted by
students from the University of Texas at Austin and other universities
in the USA and abroad. Welcome to our game!"

            Re: URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL TO Joe Sarphie
            Tue, 06 Mar 2001 23:31:13 -0800
            Joe Sarphie <jsarphie_at_earthlink.net>



JOE ;~{)

amadi2000esq_at_yahoo.com wrote:

> I am Amadi Howells ESQ., a legal practitioner and
> holding the retainership
> of
> the late Nigeria’s Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
> I am making this
> contact based on a reliable recommendation given to me
> by a friend,
> while in
> Lome, Republic of Togo. Based on my long years of
> retainership with the
> Abacha family, I have the instruction of the wife,
> Mrs. Maryam Abacha
> to
> write you this message.
> Since the assumption of power by the present civilian
> government in
> Nigeria,
> the entire family of late General Sani Abacha has
> known no peace at
> all. The
> present government has set out plans to liquidate the
> estate of the
> late
> General. The Federal Government has confiscated all
> known property of
> the
> late General in Nigeria. They have equally frozen all
> the family’s bank
> account here in Africa and abroad. The first surviving
> son of late
> General
> Abacha, Mohammed Abacha is presently standing trial on
> a framed charge
> of
> conspiracy and murder.
> All these victimization and many more have left the
> surviving siblings
> of
> General Abacha and his wife in a very desperate
> situation in the battle
> for
> survival.
> In view of this experience and in order to avoid being
> put into worse
> jeopardy, Madam Maryam Abacha has decided to entrust
> her family money
> under
> the care of an obscure foreigner for safekeeping. Upon
> your acceptance
> to
> assist, you will be required to come here in Lome,
> Republic of Togo,
> and an
> account will be opened in your name, where this money
> will be deposited
> for
> onward transfer to your account overseas. After the
> successful
> execution of
> the business here you will travel with Mrs. Abacha to
> the final
> destination
> of the money for disbursement.
> Like I stated above, the family bank account of late
> General Sani
> Abacha has
> been frozen and the money and the property seized by
> the government.
> Madam
> Abacha acting on tip-off withdrew as much money as she
> could before the
> freezing of her account and kept it in cash, very well
> disguised to
> avoid
> being detected by the agents of the government. The
> money will be put
> under
> your custody and under conditions to be agreed upon by
> Madam and
> yourself.
> Madam would be very pleased to discuss directly with
> you upon your
> acceptance to assist her. The first batch of
> US$10,000,000.00 will be
> handed
> over to you as soon as this agreement is concluded.
> However, you should
> undertake to make the money available to her on demand
> as a primary
> condition to the commencement of the transaction.
> Upon your acceptance to assist, you will take as
> compensation 30% of
> the
> gross total.
> Please do treat this matter as very urgent and highly
> confidential.
> I look forward to hearing from you soonest.
> Amadi Howells ESQ.
> __________________________________________________
> Do You Yahoo!?
> Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail.
> http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/

Frank Cressy wrote:

  Hello all.
  Yes this is a scam that has been around for at least 15 years. They
  looking for business accounts outside of Nigeria to wire transfer
  Unfortunately any monies in the accounts only get transfered TO
Nigeria. The
  only good thing about this was the Nigerian stamps you used to get.
  don't even get those with internet correspondence. STAY REAL FAR AWAY
  Sorry to burden the list with this off topic subject but have known
  who nearly feel for it. Seems that greed tends to cloud one's good

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: tett <tett_at_bmts.com>
  To: <MARSROX_at_aol.com>
  Cc: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
  Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 6:01 PM
  Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Fwd: VERY URGENT

  Funny, I get a letter like this about once or twice a month.

  I worry that there would be someone foolish enough to actually get
  this trap. BEWARE.

  Now, back to meteorites.


  MARSROX_at_aol.com wrote:

> It's my impression that there are many, many fine folks on this list
> be better able to help my new friend Tijani than I with his
> financial problem. Please don't feel obligated to share with me any

> "bird-dog" fee that you might receive. Instead, with your help to
> know that I'll be pleased as-can-be just to enjoy that warm, fuzzy
> get for doing my small part to help you help another fellow human.
> Really,
> Kevin Kichinka

> Subject: VERY URGENT
> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:36:14 +0000 (GMT)
> From: USENI TIJANI <tjn_useni_at_yahoo.co.uk>
> To: Marsrox_at_aol.com
> Dear Sir,
> My name is MR TIJANI USENI the eldest son of Rtd
> General JEREMAIAH. J. T. USENI who was the est. while
> Minister of the Federal Capital territory Abuja in the
> late General Sani Abacha's Regime of 1993-1998.
> I am contacting you in a benevolent spirit; utmost
> confidence and trust to enable us provide a solution
> to a money transfer of $60M that is presently putting
> my entire family into great disarray. You may be
> quite surprised at my sudden contact to you but do not
> despair, I got your contact from a business site on
> the internet and following the information I gathered
> about you, I was convinced that you could be of
> assistance to me. So, decided to contact you at once
> due to the urgency required for us to immediately
> transfer the said funds out of the country.
> During the time my father was in the government with
> the late General Sani Abacha as the head of state,
> they were both involved in several deals that yielded
> Billions of Dollars. The prominent amongst the deals
> was monies that emanated from funds set aside for the
> importation of Arms and Ammunitions to boost the
> Nigerian Defense, funds set to embark on an oversea
> campaign to counter the United States action to put a
> stop to the self succession bid of the Abacha's
> government to retain power, and monies set aside to
> rehabilitate the ailing Nigerian Petroleum Refineries
> and the National Electric Power Authority which
> supplies Electricity to the entire nation. If you are
> conversant with world news, you would understand
> better.
> During this period my father was able to make some
> good money for himself and kept in his private bank
> accounts. The then head of state General Sani Abacha
> transferred his share of the money through a Lebanese
> businessman, Chagoury and a Jewish businessman, Mark
> Rissar to bank accounts overseas. Unfortunately, all
> the secrets were revealed by the investigation
> agencies set up by the successive governments and most
> of the Abacha's loots were traced and repatriated from
> the various accounts to the Federal Government
> Treasury.
> Out of the money my father made, he left the sum of
> N50 Million (Fifty Million Naira) in the CBN escrow
> account for further transfer into a foreign account
> and a sum of $60M (Sixty Million Dollars) was kept in
> a Private security firm here in Nigeria. Through the
> confessions made by the Abacha's Family, the N50
> Million was recovered by the investigating agency from
> the CBN escrow account. But were unable to discover
> the $60M, which he kept in the vaults. The reason is
> because no names were used to lodge in the funds.
> and declared the contents as Bearer Bonds and Treasury
> Bills. Also the firm issued him with a certificate of
> deposit of the consignments. Note that I have these
> information in my custody.
> Right now, my father has been arrested and detained
> for interrogation. As the eldest son of my Father, I
> believe that I owe the entire family an obligation to
> ensure that the $60M is successfully transferred
> abroad for investment purposes. With the present
> situation, I cannot do it all by myself. It is based
> on this that I am making this contact with you. I have
> done a thorough homework and fine-tuned the best way
> to create you as the beneficiary to the funds and
> effect the transfer accordingly. Is rest assured that
> the modalities I have resolved to finalize the entire
> project guarantees our safety and the successful
> transfer of the funds. So, you will be absolutely
> right when you say that this project is risk free and
> viable. If you are capable and willing to assist,
> contact me at once via email more details.
> Believe me, there is no one else we can trust again.
> All my fathers' friends have deserted us after
> exploiting us on the pretence of trying to help my
> father. As it is said, "it is at the time of problems
> that you know your true friends". So long as you keep
> everything to yourself, we would definitely have no
> problems. For your assistance, I am ready to give you
> as much as 20% of the total funds after transfer and
> invest a reasonable percentage into any viable
> business you may suggest.
> Please, I need your assistance to make this happen and
> please; do not undermine it because it will also be a
> source of up liftment to you also. You have
> absolutely nothing to loose in assisting us instead,
> you have so much to gain.
> Awaiting your urgent and positive response.
> ____________________________________________________________
> Do You Yahoo!?
> Get your free _at_yahoo.co.uk address at http://mail.yahoo.co.uk
> or your free _at_yahoo.ie address at http://mail.yahoo.ie

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