Bob <email@example.com> asks:
| ""BARRISTER AHMED NAS"" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| > I am Barrister Ahmed Nas, a family lawyer to our
| > former military rule,General Sani Abacha who died...
| > ... Recently, the wife was banned from traveling outside...
| > Although, a lot of money have been recovered...
| > there's still huge sums of money in hard currencies that
| > we have been able to move out of the country for safe keeping...
| Does anyone know what the scam is here? I don't plan on replying, but I
| wanted to know what the catch is, and could't find anything on Google!
It's a variant of the "Nigerian bank scam". Seaching on those
three words will give you *thousands* of hits(!) such as these:
There have been numerous variants, many using the name of some
other African nation, or different government officials or relatives,
such as the one on c.l.scheme (which seems to be a variant of
<URL:http://www.naspa.com.au/abacha.htm>), or different banks
or petroleum companies, but it's all just the same old bunko.
It's been going on for years & years, but unbelievably, people *do*
still continue to fall for this stuff!! (*sigh*)
Rob Warnock, 30-3-510 <email@example.com>
SGI Network Engineering <http://reality.sgiweb.org/rpw3/>
1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy. Phone: 650-933-1673
Mountain View, CA 94043 PP-ASEL-IA
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