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Scam Email received June 19, 2018 from marymabacha222@yahoo.com

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awaiting your soonest response – marymabacha222@yahoo.com

Dearest one, Please permit me to inform you of my desire in going into business relationship with you. I have the believe you are reputable / responsible and trustworthy person I can do business with you. From the little information so far I gathered about you, during my search for a partner and by matter of trust I must not hesitate to confide in you for this simple and sincere business. I am Mrs. Maryam Abacha the former head of state Nigeria late, It&s my pleasure to contact you for a business venture; I have ( $50.5m) which my late husband General Sanni Abacha, deposited for me in a security vault, before he was killed by unknown persons in the political crises in our country. I have decided to invest this money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside this country for security purposes. The people that killed my late husband are now in plan to kill me to take away everything that belongs to my late husband. I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. Now permit me to ask these few questions: 1. Can you honestly help me from your heart? 2. Can I completely trust you? If you can be of assistance to me I will be pleased to offer to you 30% of the total sum, I await your soonest response Kind regards Mrs, Maryam Abacha marymabacha222@yahoo.com

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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