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  1. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    May 31, 2001
    14,143
    Florida or Argentina
    Full Name:
    Martin W.
    Received this e-mail on ads on FerrariAds. Rob is informed just want to make sure everybody else that got one is aware that this is a SCAM:

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: <mrs_maryamabacha@tiscali.co.uk>
    To: <sales@theFerrariCollection.com>
    Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 8:23 AM
    Subject: Reply To Your Ad at the FerrariAds.com


    > FROM MRS. MARYAM ABACHA
    > ABACHA VILLA, KANO-NIGERIA
    >
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    >
    > Dear Sir,
    >
    >
    >
    > After 5(four) years of constant soliciting and countless adjournment, the
    > Federal Government of Nigeria has finally agreed to come to negotiating
    > terms with the Abacha family, whom have been accused of so many hedious
    > offences, resulting from the purported loot of Government Treasury to the
    > tune of US$800 billion and stashed them in many foreign banks, by General
    > Sanni Abacha former military head of state and president of the Federal
    > Republic of Nigeria) who died suddenly on 8th June 1998.
    >
    > My name is Mrs. Maryam Abacha, widow wife of the late dictator, General
    > Sanni Abacha. As the interim head of the family, following the detention
    > of Mohammed Abacha my son and the preceeding death of Ibrahim Abacha (my
    > first son), the onus has fallen on me to bring you this privileged news
    > today, so please feel free to respond and do not be baised, as you are dealing
    > directly and promptly with the real family now (evidences will be made available
    > upon request).
    >
    > The Abacha family saga is not new on the Global news as it has been widely
    > broadcast by CNN, BBC, TELL magazine and so many other global mass media,
    > based on this fact, I wish to inform you that, really, after the death of
    > General Sanni Abacha (My Husband), a lot has been happening, obviously I
    > must confess that (My Husband) has not been a really good leader, he actually
    > looted a lot of government and public fund and hide them in foreign bank
    > accounts, especially in Swiss, he has also sent so many to their untimely
    > and early grave and offence for which Mohammed (my elder Son now is currently
    > facing charges but he was grant on bail just last Novermber and was kept
    > under house arrest including my self). My Husband did evil and now we were
    > made to pay for it, for Five long bitter years. But God has finally come
    > to our aid.
    >
    > Please kindly visit these sites for you to know the truth about this matter.
    >
    > (1)
    >
    > (2)
    >
    >
    > A total of US$100 million has been allocated to us from one of the Swiss
    > banks, also, the charges against Mohammed has been droped. Evidently, 'there
    > is light at the end of the long dark tunnel The awareness created by this
    > looted funds, has lead so many Nigerians and their foreign counterparts
    > into making attempts at laying their hands on some of the funds, some has
    > been successful, while some have failed, while some have simply used it
    > as bait to extort money from many unsuspecting foreigners one cannot really
    > blame this people, it was all due to my Husband bad leadership.
    >
    > The problem we therefore face is that, the US$100million was allocated to
    > us, based on a condition that the account be fully monitored and supervised
    > by the government, which tantamount to same slavery treatment we had been
    > facing for the past five years, and we also fear that if another government
    > takes over power, decisions may be reversed and we may be sent to the dorgeons
    > again, While this development to release the US$100million is going on between
    > our family and the federal Government. I will appeal for your kind help
    > to assist me to move out the sum of (US$50,753,000.00) Fifty Million Seven
    > Hundred and Fifty Three Thousand United States Dollars secretly willed in
    > my favour by the late general (my husband). This money is Deposited with
    > a Security Company here in (NIGERIA).
    >
    >
    > In view of this grievous threat to our Economic and personal survival, my
    > Cousin have seriously advised me to move this fund out of Nigeria for investment
    > to aviod Nigeria Government awareness on it. US$25.5M (Twenty Five Million Five Hundred United State Dollars ) into an overseas
    > account, hence the reason why I have chosen you and hope that you will come
    > to my full assistance and unlimited co-operation. In the meantime, there
    > is a traveling embargo on us (the whole family members) and our local accounts
    > are seized. We are currently living on goodwill of people who believe we
    > cannot be held responsible for the sins of my late Husband. In view of this
    > plight, I expect you to be trustworthy and kind enough to respond to this
    > distressed call to save me and my children from a hopeless future.And if
    > you agree I will compensate you sincerely and can did effort in this regard
    > with 15% of the total amount of US$25.5M (Twenty Five Million Five Hundred United State Dollars)
    >
    >
    > In that case, when the money is moved into your discrete account, you will
    > be allowed to draw 15% in your favour, while the remaining 85% will be invested
    > meaningfully for my children's future. My cousin (Barrister Suleiman Garuba)
    > has perfected arrangements with the Security Company concerned and has assured
    > 100% risk free and safe operation. And in due course, all contacts must
    > be made through my Cousin for Security reasons (Barrister Suleiman Garuba)
    > on His E-mail address (ourproject2003@post.cz or on his telephone number:
    > 234-8033448888 or Fax number: 234-1-4401145). Upon receipt of your reply
    > we are going to arrange with the Security Company where this fund is been
    > deposited so that they can move this fund to their Sisters Office in Europe
    > or in Asian Country, but if you will make it possible to come down to (Nigeria)
    > fine.
    >
    > I look forward to your quick response while thanking you for your
    > co-operation advance. In view of all above details, I request you to keep
    > this letter and operation highly confidential.
    >
    >
    > Please remember to include your private Telephone and Fax numbers for easy
    >
    > communication.
    >
    > My best wishes,
    >
    > Mrs. Maryam Abacha.
    >
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  2. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
    Advising Moderator

    Jul 20, 2003
    42,432
    SFPD
    Full Name:
    Dirty Harry
    You mean this is a SCAM? Oh, my God... what have I done?
     
  3. Santini

    Santini Formula Junior

    Oct 1, 2003
    480
    North Carolina
    <snip> In view of all above details, I request you to keep this letter and operation highly confidential. <snip>


    Yeah, it's an operation all right... :rolleyes:
     
  4. mr. green

    mr. green Formula Junior
    BANNED

    Oct 31, 2003
    263
    Those scumbags fax me every other week. I want to send them a bill for
    all the paper they burn up.
     
  5. tifosi_79

    tifosi_79 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
    4
    Sweden
    I get a couple of those "help me with a money transaction" mails every week. Starting to get sick of them now.
     
  6. Exoticbro

    Exoticbro Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    203
    St.Louis, MO
    Full Name:
    Chuck Ligon
    Hey Martin,

    I wish all of these Nigerians would give these offers to
    members of Congress.
    We could get the Iraqi war bills taken care of this way.

    Chuck
     
  7. Alxlee

    Alxlee F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 8, 2002
    3,694
    Wilmington, DE
    Full Name:
    Alex Lee
  8. vanimal

    vanimal Formula Junior

    Mar 19, 2003
    380
    UK
    Full Name:
    Vaughan
    I have also recieved an emaim from the same idiot.. Would love to reply but then they know my email address.
     
  9. Nibblesworth

    Nibblesworth Formula 3
    BANNED

    Nov 29, 2002
    1,756
    Southern California
    Full Name:
    BillyBoy

    That's some fuuny stuff. Had me laughing.

    I oughtta try it out. But I never get these e-mails! I feel left out!
     
  10. shmark

    shmark F1 Rookie

    Oct 31, 2003
    2,967
    Atlanta
    Full Name:
    Mark
    At least they are entertaining. It's a new story every time and the $$amount keeps going up...800 BILLION? Wow.

    Another one to watch out for is someone offering to pay you MORE than your asking price for a car, asking that you simply deposit a check and send them the difference. Needless to say the check is bad and your money is gone. And it's usually an amount smaller than the police wants to deal with, so getting it back is nearly impossible. They don't really even want the car, just your money.

    Mark
     
  11. Alxlee

    Alxlee F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 8, 2002
    3,694
    Wilmington, DE
    Full Name:
    Alex Lee
    Nibblesworth, don't feel left out, they're just downright annoying! Although, if you'd like, I can forward them on to you...I'm sure they wouldn't mind.

    I have also started to see variations too. One claiming to be from a Chinese emperors descendants or something like that.
     
  12. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

    Jun 9, 2002
    4,363
    Maui
    Full Name:
    Allan
    It was not a scam! I got the money already!!!!!
     
  13. MarkG

    MarkG Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    369
    Colorado Springs
    Full Name:
    Mark
    Just got it too - I replied: (NOT a 'pc' reply but.....)

    Mrs. Abacha:

    Thanks you for your interest in my Ferrari!

    I do have one question though: How does one collect US $800 billion in a country like Nigeria? You have but 2 natural resources:

    1. Oil, which your country cannot seem to be able to actually produce in profitable sums, and

    2. importation of second resource banned in 1865

    Thanks, mark

    -----Original Message-----
    From: mrs_maryamabacha@tiscali.co.uk [mailto:mrs_maryamabacha@tiscali.co.uk]
    Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 1:42 PM
    To: G, Mark
    Subject: Reply To Your Ad at the FerrariAds.com



    (text deleted)
     
  14. mw575

    mw575 F1 Rookie

    May 30, 2001
    2,924
    Lake Oswego,Or
    Full Name:
    Martin J Weiner,M.D.
    Rec'd an ABACHA missle today via F-chat.
    Will sell the 575 immediately to make funds available for investment to bail out the Abacha family from poverty.All monies I "earn" will be donated to the Nigerian Red Cross!
     

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