Inheritance scams

Re,Quest for investment/partnership
[email protected]

Scam Email received 5/17/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

Mariam Abacha

Other emails used:

[email protected],

Email Subject:

Re,Quest for investment/partnership

Re,Quest for investment/partnership – [email protected]

Hello, My name is Mrs. Mariam Abacha, wife of the Late Nigerian Head of State, General Sani Abacha, who died on the 8th of June 1998. I am writing this letter on a quick note request for a business / investment deal to be handled by you in your country. I know your time is too valuable so without taking too much of your precious time I will state the purpose of this letter. My apology I am contacting you through email; it is because it serves as the fastest and more convenient way to get to you .I’m in search of a strong business relationship and partner for business / Investment project. My reasons of introducing you into the business is because of my family’s problems with the Nigerian Government. It will interest you to know that the Nigerian Government, under the leadership of my late husband’s enemy, a christian and political prisoner Obasanjo, has insisted on probing my Family’s financial resources and has recently seized all the known family’s funds both home and abroad with the assistance of Credite Suisse Bank (Switzerland) and I will not like them to know or trace this particular funds, hence my proposal to you. You can read more about the frozen money by visiting the below websites:,4273,4124328,00.html However, they cannot trace these funds because it was lodged in a security company and not a bank and to be on a safer side, I am compelled to diversify this inheritance into investments of value on real estate as an anonymous investor in Dubai under your supervision, if only you will comply with me,If you are interested in assisting my family, kindly send me a mail so we can conclude on the modalities. I am offering you 30% of the total amount for your kind assistance and cooperation Best regards, Mariam Abacha Mariam Abacha – [email protected]

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

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