Liz Erk (lizerk) wrote,
Liz Erk
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Help me with my millions..!

Every so often I'll receive some bizarre e-mail from some Middle Eastern Prince or Princess that pleads with me to help them hide their hundreds of millions of dollars from evil people looking to steal the family fortune.

I received another such "cry for help" yesterday and decided to see what would happen if I responded:


----- Original Message -----
From: "Zainab Abacha" <zainababacha@hotmail.com>
To: <lizerk@attbi.com>
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 7:47 AM
Subject: CONFINDENTCIAL AND URGENT

PRINCESS ZAINAB,

234 80 330 81184


DEAR ELIZABETH,

THANKS FOR YOUR MAIL, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TIME IS DEFINITELY NOT ON MY SIDE PLEASE DO ENDEAVOUR TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND IF YOU ARE WILLING TO ASSIST ME .I DECIDED TO HAVE YOU AS A PARTNER SO THAT I DO NOT PUT EVERY THING IN CARE OF MR. BELLO,MY LAWYER. I HAVE SENT HIM TO TOGO TO MONITOR THE FUNDS AND I HAVE ALSO GIVEN HIM THE KEYS BUT THE KEY CODE IS WHAT I WILL GIVE TO YOU AND I WILL ALSO SEND YOU A POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR ALL CLAIM AND I HOPE TO DO SOME MORE BUSINESS WITH YOU. I HAVE THAT THERE IS NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF AND THAT ALL WILL BE WELL. I QUITE UNDERSTAND YOUR FEAR, AND I WILL LOVE TO ASSURE YOU THAT ALL WILL BE WELL.

THE TOTAL AMOUNT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HERE IS $30 MILLION US. DOLLARS. ALL I NEED YOU TO DO IS TO ROUND UP THE COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT AND SECURE THE FUNDS FOR ONWARD INVESTMENT IN YOUR COUNTRY ON BEHALF OF ME AND MY FAMILY.I AM INTERESTED IN INVESTING IN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES AND UNDER LONG TERM. I HOPE THIS ANSWERS SOME OF YOUR QUESTION. ALL PROCEDURE ARE [TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE] VERY LEGAL. I WILL INSTRUCT MY ATTORNEY TO REACH YOU AS SOON AS I GET YOUR DETAILED
INFORMATION.
IN LINE MY TELPHONE DISCUSSION A FEW MINS AGO WITH MY LAWYER, I FIND IT RATHER FRANK AND EXPLICIT, WELL LET ME GIVE YOU SOME DETAILS OF WHAT I INTEND TO DO WITH THE FUNDS AFTER IT IS SAFELY IN YOUR CARE. FIRSTLY I HAVE DECIDED TO GIVE YOU 30% OF THE TOTAL FUNDS FOR ALL YOUR HELP,TRUST AND SERVICES RENDERED WHILE I WILL KEEP 65% WHICH I INTEND TO INVEST IN BUYING CHOICE PROERTIES USING YOUR ADVICE AND EXPERTISE, WHILE 5% WILL GO FOR ALL OUR EXPENSES INCURRED IN ALL OUR DEALINGS ETC. DUE TO MY PRESENT PREDICATEMENT AND OTHER FAMILY SITUATIONS I WOULD PREFER THIS INVESTMENT TO BE LONG TERM TO PREVENT ANY TRACE WHATSOEVER TO WHERE THE FUNDS ARE. PLEASE AS A MATTER OF URGENCY SEND TO ME YOUR FAX AND TEL NO. BUT IF YOU NEED TO
COME OVER TO MEET ME IN NIGERIA I WILL BE GLAD. I THINK IT WILL BE EASIER FOR YOU TO TRANSFER THE FUNDS TO A BANK IN THE SWISS FOR SECURITY REASONS .
I AWAIT YOUR MAIL ON THIS ISSUE AND HOPING THAT I HAVE CLARIFIED YOU ON WHAT YOU REQUIRED OF ME.PLS FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT ANYTIME. HAVE A WONDERFULL DAY.
KIND REGARDS
PRINCESS ZAINAB

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Poor "Princess Zainab..." Who comes up with these things??

And if you run a Google search on "Zainab Abacha," you get to see that whoever this person is has been running this scam for over 3 years! What's really sad is that people have actually fallen for it...
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