RE: personal revelations

From: Alexanian, Moorad (
Date: Wed Feb 19 2003 - 08:47:07 EST

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    These swindlers are getting sophisticated. They are beginning to use my
    daughter's name, Mariam :) Moorad

    FROM: MRS MARIAM ABACHA ....TEL:234-8023205052
    dear sir,
    How are you and your family? Hope fine. How is your business? I guess
    everything is fine. I am MRS MARIAM ABACHA, the widow of the late
    Gen.Sani Abacha who was the former Nigerian Head of State and who died
    in office as a result of cardiac arrest. Since the death of my husband
    my family has been under restriction of movement and our bank accounts
    both Local and Foreign has been frozen by the present civilian
    government in Nigeria. Also some money in both Foreign and Local
    currencies about $250 million United States Dollars and 150 million
    Dutch mark all in cash were recovered from our apartment. When my late
    husband (Gen. Sani Abacha) was in power with the help of some
    British businessmen he was able to move some suit cases (4) containing
    foreign currency totaling US$60 million United States Dollars to a
    security company in Europe for safe keeping and the security company in
    Europe has spoken

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    -----Original Message-----
    From: George Murphy []
    Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 2:33 PM
    To: Jay Willingham
    Cc:; ASA
    Subject: Re: personal revelations

    Jay Willingham wrote:
    > Be careful.
    > Africa has been the source of numerous scams that begin like this,
    > many from Nigeria. Law firms have been duped.
    > They will try to get your bank account information "to make a deposit"

    > and then loot the account when it has a high balance.
    > It would not hurt to contact your local law enforcement anti-fraud
    > unit if they ask for such info.
    > If they just send a check, praise God.
    > I am a bit doubtful that they need to come to America to find
    > evangelical or especially orphanage ministries.
    > Be as harmless as a dove but wise as a serpent.

            I get a couple of these a week. Usually they don't have a
    Christian facade but
    are supposedly from some relative of a former government minister or
    some such & offer
    several million for, in some nebulous way, assistance in getting the
    money out of some
    account. Most are from Nigeria but some have been from the Congo or
    South Africa.
            Frankly, I think that anyone who falls for one of these scams
    shouldn't, for his
    or her own safety, be let out on the street alone. & I can be a sucker
    for a sob story

    George L. Murphy

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